Functional heads of ICC WT20 WI 2010 update stakeholders in St. Kitts

A section of the attentive audience who attended the Heads of Committee meeting charged with the responsibility of planning for the Women’s Preliminary round games of the ICC WT20 WEST INDIES 2010 cricket tournament in St Kitts.

ZIZ News…February 21, 2010 – With less than three months to go before the start of the ICC WT20 West Indies 2010 cricket tournament, all heads of functional committees met at Warner Park to provide updates on their areas of responsibility.

Representatives from the OC, EMOC, Safety and Security, Transportation, Traffic, Disaster Management, Medical, Cricket Operations, VIP Protocol, Logistics, Sportainment, and Site Overlay met with the staff of the ICC Venue Office in St Kitts on February 18, 2010.

Newly appointed Sportainment Coordinator, Mr. Cosbert Manchester brought the participants up to date on the entertainment value that the matches in St Kitts would afford the general public. He outlined aspects of the planned entertainment which would include, a daily anthem ceremony involving steel band music and children ages 8-12.

Calypso, dance, DJ music, Iron band, and Big Drum would also form part of the line up geared towards the entertainment of the fans during all matches of the women’s preliminary fixtures at Warner Park from May 5-10, 2010.

Volunteer Coordinator Shirley Adams, stressed the need for urgency in the continuing recruitment since additional requests for volunteers is likely. She focused her presentation on the core and specialized training to be offered in the month of March.

The overlay drawings of all five match and practice venues were updated by architect James Kelly, and Venue Preparation Coordinator Stanley Franks. This segment of the meeting was very meticulous as the committee heads ensured that all placements were specific to their area of functionality.

Superintendent Robert Liburd, the tournaments security chief in St Kitts, gave a summarized update on the plans for ensuring a safe and incident free event. Traffic management, team movement, checkpoints, and spectator expectations were given special attention during his presentation.

The three hour long meeting also examined Fire and Rescue procedures, Medical emergencies, Sanitation, and Public Relations.

The session was chaired by St Kitts Event Manager, Val Henry who was ably assisted by Steve Saunders, Cricket Operations, Marlene Liburd, Logistics, and Clement Ogarro, Corporate Communications officer of the ICC Venue Office. They were supported by Erica Parris who provides administrative assistance on a volunteer basis.

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