Antigua and Barbuda’s Cricket Facilities Ready for T20 World Cup, Minister Confirms ICC Commendations


Antigua and Barbuda is investing significantly to prepare for the T20 Cricket World Cup, ensuring its venues meet international standards.

Minister Daryll Matthew highlighted commendations from the ICC for upgrades at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Liberta Sports Club, and Antigua Recreation Ground.

He emphasized that while cosmetic improvements are desired by citizens, they are not required by the ICC for practice venues.

Basic facilities like bathrooms, outfield, and pitch are prioritized. Antigua and Barbuda will host seven matches, with Sir Vivian Richards Stadium undergoing renovations, including new dressing rooms and scoreboards.

Matches begin on June 9, and the historic Antigua Recreation Ground will also be revitalized for cricket. Minister Matthew aims to recertify it for professional matches, enhancing Antigua’s cricket infrastructure.

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  1. While it is encouraging to to learn that the ongoing preparations in Antigua for the upcoming T20 matches are coming along, there are other areas of improvements that are required. Arriving on a recent schedule flight, arriving patrons were subject to wait time of 90 minutes for immigration processing. Some of the arriving patrons were quite elderly and seemed totally exhausted by the experience. If there is to be a surge in arriving air passengers expected for the T20 tournament, the existing processing of arriving passengers lacks expediency. Having recently travelled to Montego Bay, there are many lessons to be learned in terms of immigration processing. For many visitors arriving for the T20 tournament, it may be their first visit to the island, every effort should be made to make that experience seamless and welcoming.

    • One seamless airspace for T20 World Cup in the Caribbean Mr King!!! All your concerns will be addressed boss!!! We’ve hosted ICC CWC 2007, ICC T20 World Cup 2010, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018, ICC U 19 Youth World Cup 2021 so we’ve learnt along the way

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