Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Head of Public Relations (PR) Peter Miller says they are awaiting the final confirmation with respect to Guyana being a venue for the upcoming CPL tournament.
In a correspondence between Stabroek News and Miller when asked for a response to the issue of Guyana not being listed as a hosting venue Miller said, “”We are awaiting final confirmation of the games in Guyana. We thank CPL fans in Guyana for their patience while we sort a few things and will confirm all the details very soon.”
While it could not be deduced when the information would be available, Miller added, “We are working through the detail to bring even more games to Guyana and as always we are thankful for the government’s support in making that happen.”
Earlier, Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Sports Dr George Norton indicated to this publication that he was yet to see any proposal for the hosting of matches in Guyana but said someone has indicated an interest in setting up a meeting with him but was not in the country.
However, Norton is hoping the proposal is favourable and matches will come to Guyana, home of the Amazon Warriors.
When asked if this was the normal procedure, Miller said, “It is normal procedure to wait until all details are finalised before we announce a venue.” He did not state if the issue of contractual obligations between the host venue and CPL had taken this course previously.
An optimistic Miller added that “we should have more news very soon. We don’t have any issues, it is just a case of finalising all of the details before announcing.”
Guyana has not been listed as one of the seven venues to host the sixth edition despite being one of the largest supporting crowds in the past but accreditation has indicated Guyana to host preliminary matches and playoffs.
The CPL gets underway from August 8 to September 16.