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Thursday, February 8, 2007

New Pavilion in the Queen’s Park Oval Stadium Inaugurated

Queen’s Park Oval Stadium has recently got a new pavilion ahead of the World Cup Cricket 2007. The pavilion has recently been opened in festive mood through in the presence of some of the famous personality of the Caribbean region. This pavilion will be used in the World Cup Cricket 2007.

News Day reported:

The event was chaired by media personality Anthony Harford and was attended by the President of Trinidad and Tobago Professor George Maxwell Richards and his wife Dr Jean Ramjohn-Richards; former President and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Arthur NR Robinson; President of the West Indies Cricket Board Ken Gordon; President of the QPCC, Willie Rodriguez.

Also present were former First Lady Zalyhar Hassanali, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Deryck Murray; CEO of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2007 Cricket World Cup Anand Daniel as well as other distinguished guests.

President of the QPCC, Willie Rodriguez in his opening remarks said the pavilion marked a new era for the club and has even added to its rich history.

“The new pavilion was a necessity due to the growing competition for hosting Test matches since in the last 20 years there have been modern international venues developed in St Lucia, Grenada, St Kitts and other islands around the Caribbean,” said Rodriguez.

He explained that the new structure was equipped with all the modern technology with spacious accomodations for players, a lounge for members and on the top floor the Presidential Box. Rodriguez added that the pavilion when fully completed will be outfitted with a restaurant, statellite and cable communication, banquet hall, spa, library and museum.

I think this is a good occasion to open something new as the World Cup Cricket 2007 is a month away to be held in the Caribbean region. I hope the pavilion will be an extra attraction during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 which will be started form the 11th of March.

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