Set-Ready-Go – Second test match should be a thriller at Warner Park Stadium
Pakistan Team Train at Warner Park
ZIZ Sports…May 19 2011 – President of the St. Kitts Cricket Association, Mr. Cuthbert Manchester, revealed that everything is pretty much in place for what he anticipates will be a thrilling test match between the West Indies and Pakistan.
When questioned about the state of the Warner Park pitch, Manchester declared that the pitch would not be what some refer to as the ‘usual Warner Park track’. He noted that the WICB had helped in ensuring that the pitch was properly prepared and regular checks and inspections have been conducted, well in advance of the game and he is certain that a result will be achieved. “It’s the type of pitch where bowlers will get the results if they put in the work and batsmen will get the results if they put in the work”, he stated.
He further noted that the lush green outfield was in its best condition since the time that world cup matches were played at the venue.
Manchester urged the cricket fans in St. Kitts and Nevis to come out and support the match. ‘There is a chartered boat coming in from Montserrat with some 120 persons, Nevis can’t be outdone and the people of St. Kitts need to come out as well’, he said.
He noted that the West Indies team practiced at the venue during the course of yesterday morning and the Pakistan team was at the Park during the afternoon.
When asked about how things were going since the arrival of the teams, he stated that except for a few hiccups, everything was in place. His team was working overtime to ensure the comfort and safety of the players and both teams have expressed satisfaction with the treatment they would have received thus far.
Manchester also applauded the efforts of the Nevis Cricket Association and indicated that he is working very closely with President Ronald Powell and his team towards the further development of the game of Cricket within the Federation. He is also looking forward to the return of the ‘clash of the narrows’ when Nevis takes on St. Kitts in the Berridge –Howell one day competition on the Whit weekend.
The second test match between the West Indies and Pakistan will be played from tomorrow Friday 20th May up until Tuesday 24th May—if the two teams can last so long.