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All World Cup Cricket matches in West Indies start at 09:30 local time (14:30GMT). The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 will be played on March 13, 2007 at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, between the host West Indies and Pakistan.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Venues
Barbados will be hosting the final of the 2007 Cricket World Cup!
Barbados will play host to the 2007 Cricket World Cup final, as well as six "Super Eight" matches and several warm-up matches. The final will be held on Saturday 28 April, 2007.
A completely re-designed Kensington Oval will be the venue for the final. Kensington Oval was the first West Indian ground to host an English touring team (in 1895) and was also the scene of the first Test century by a West Indian (Clifford Roach in 1930).
The upgrade to the Oval will include additional seating and improvements to player and media facilities.
Warm-up matches will be held at the 3Ws ground at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
Preliminary Round Match venues
Sabina Park, JamaicaSabina Park, the home of the Kingston Cricket Club, is a Test cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica. It is located in the part of Kingston with the driest microclimate, and for many years the pitch was one of the hardest and fastest in the Caribbean.
Sabina Park became a Test cricket ground in 1930 when it hosted the visiting MCC team for the second Test in the West Indies' first home series. This picturesque ground is perhaps one of the most significant in Test cricket history recording the first triple century in the game with England's Andy Sandham's 325 versus the West Indies in the 1930 game. The 365 not out by Sir Garfield Sobers which stood as a Test record for over 36 years is more regaled, as was Lawrence Rowe's world record on debut 214 and 100 not out against the visiting New Zealanders in 1972. The spectacular Blue Mountains form a picturesque and spectacular backdrop to the north facing the George Headley Stand, with Kingston Harbour to the south. Sadly, all of this view is now obscured by the imposing Northern Stand, built as part of the ground's redevelopment for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
In terms of size, Sabina Park is relatively small. It can fit a 400 metre running track comfortably on its perimeter, but little else, and capacity estimates range from 12000 to 15,000 depending on who you talk to. Sabina Park's greatest moment in Test cricket was the 365 not out made by Garry Sobers against the Pakistanis that stood for many years as the highest individual test score. Conversely its worst moment was when the England - West Indies Test in 1998 was abandoned on the opening day due to an appalling pitch endangering the players
Beausejour Stadium, St. LuciaBeausejour Stadium is a cricket stadium located near Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. It was completed in 2002 and currently accommodates 12,000 spectators. It hosted the first day-night cricket match to be held in the West Indies between West Indies A and England A on 10 March 2006 and the first One Day International day-night cricket match in the West Indies between Zimbabwe and the West Indies on May 10th, 2006.
Beausejour Stadium will be one of the venues for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, by which time the capacity will have been expanded to 20,000. It will host Group C matches between New Zealand, England, Kenya and Canada as well as one of the semi-finals.
Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad and TobagoQueen's Park Oval, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is the largest cricket ground in the West Indies and has hosted more Test matches than any other ground in the Caribbean. It has been chosen to host a number of matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
It is privately owned by the Queens Park Cricket Club and has seating for about 30,000.
Warner Park Sporting Complex, St. Kitts and NevisWarner Park Sporting Complex is an athletic facility in Basseterre, St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis. It includes Warner Park Stadium which was recently refurbished in preparation for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
The eastern segment contains the cricket pitch, pavilion, media centre and seating for 4,000 which can be increased with temporary stands to 10,000 for major events. The stadium was largely financed by Taiwan with donations totalling US$2.74 million. The total project is expected to cost US$12 million, half for the cricket stadium and half for the athletics facilities.
Quarter-final Match Venues
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and BarbudaSir Vivian Richards Stadium is a multi-use, world class ultra-modern stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda currently under construction. When completed by 2007, it will be used mostly for cricket matches and will host Super 8(eight) matches during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Ground was broken on the stadium in 2005. It will hold 10,000 people and temporary seating will double its capacity for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. Its construction is being financed by the People's Republic of China. The stadium was strategically built on a site approximately half-way between the capital St. John's and the country's international airport (VC Bird International Airport). It is about 10-20 minutes drive from the capital city depending on traffic.
The Sir Viv Richards stadium is one of the few state-of-the art versions that encompass underground passage ways for the cricket teams to move about. When completed, the stadium could become one of the top four cricket stadiums in the world.
Queen's Park, GrenadaQueen's Park is the name of a cricket stadium complex in Grenada in the Caribbean and will be a location for the 2007 cricket World Cup.
After being rebuilt in 2000, the new complex was badly damaged in October 2004 from a direct hit by Hurricane Ivan.
Providence Stadium, GuyanaThe Providence Stadium is a sports stadium in Guyana. When complete (est. March 2007) it will be the largest stadium in Guyana. It is being built specifically to host Super Eight matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, to be held in May 2007. The stadium will host six World Cup matches between 28 May 2007 and 9 April 2007. Built primarily for cricket matches the stadium can be converted into a multi-use facility.
The stadium was built by the Government of Guyana with substantial financial assistance from the Government of India. It was designed by C.R. Narayana Rao (CRN Architects & Engineers), and constructed by Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Limited. Flooding in 2005 slowed site preparation, and delayed the start of construction, which began in May 2005. Construction costs are estimated at $25,000,000 US.
Seating 20,000 people, Providence Stadium will dwarf other sports complexes in Guyana. The complex will include a shopping mall and luxury apartments. Buddy's Hotel will be located next to the stadium, and will have numerous luxury guest rooms.
Final Match venue
Kensington Oval, BarbadosThe Kensington Oval is located to the west of the capital-city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados. "The Oval" is one of the sporting facilities on the island and is primarily used for cricket.
The Kensington Oval referred to as "The Mecca" of Cricket locally has hosted many important cricket games, and seen many exciting matches and upsets between local, regional, and international teams during its over 120 year history. Cricket at the Oval began in 1882 when the Pickwick Cricket Club assumed ownership of the ground. The first international match held was in 1895 when Slade Lucas' side visited the island. The first Test match was held in January 1930, when the West Indies and England played to a draw. Since the genesis there have been a total of 43 Test matches played on the Kensington Oval grounds, 21 of those matches won by the West Indies cricket team.
The large stands which makeup the Kensington Oval are at the time of writing about to be rebuilt, for the 2007 Cricket World Cup which will be held in the Caribbean region. Demolition of the old stadium began on schedule in June, 2005 after the first Test against Pakistan. As of the date July 20, 2005 only three of the ten stands still physically remain on the Kensington Oval -- those being: The Hall and Griffith, the Mitchie Hewitt and the new Carib Beer-sponsored Stands.
The new proposed Kensington stadium will seat 28,000 persons and be the venue for the 2007 Cricket World Cup final. The grounds in and around the stadium are earmarked for a BDS$90M(US$45 Million) redevelopment programme to prepare for an estimated 20,000 spectators visiting the island for the 2007 World Cup event. The Kensington Oval has also hosted many non-cricket events like football, hockey, inter-school athletics, Miss Barbados pageants, and concert events.