Weighing the Pros and Cons of CPL Matches

ZIZ News — A group of panellists came together on ZIZ Television on Thursday night to discuss the pros and cons of the Warner Park Lighting project and St. Kitts being awarded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches.

Senior Sports Officer, Vernon Springer spoke of the impact these games will have on the local economy.

“Already we have received request for hotels and the CPL organizers in fact will take over the entire Marriott just for CPL 2014 and discussions are ongoing to make sure that Four Seasons Resort, Nevis will also be taken over by the CPL organizers.”

Chairman of ZBC Board of Directors, Peter Jenkins added that now that St. Kitts has been awarded CPL matches, it’s important the relevant authorities put plans in place to ensure St. Kitts continuously attracts CPL matches.

He said, “Those who hosted the finals last year will be planning for St. Kitts-Nevis, so we cannot assume that we have it and we will have it forever. Those who have similar facilities; and all of them who have similar facilities have larger populations than St. Kitts and Nevis; they will be planning for St. Kitts and Nevis as well…therefore our job is to out-plan and out-deliver them.”

The other panellists were President of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association, Auckland Hector and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin.

The Caribbean Premier League runs from July 11th to August 15th with the semi-finals and finals taking place at the Warner Park Cricket Ground.

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