The Games Are On

Garvin Taylor – hopeful that more games would come to Grenada

Without any uncertainty, Grenada will indeed host Zimbabwe and West Indies in three One-Day International (ODI) Games.

Confirmation was given to the media on Tuesday by members of the Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) during a media briefing at the Grenada National Stadium.

The three ODI’s are scheduled for February 22, 24 and 26.

Acting Head of the GCA Garvin Taylor believes it would be a good thing for Grenada in the future once the country is able to host the games in the highest standard.

“If the games are a success the possibility exists that more games (will) come to Grenada,” Taylor said.

He said it is in the country’s interest to make sure that the games are a success as a means of giving the country the impetus to host more games in the future.

Events Manager Troy Garvey said with General Elections in Grenada carded for February 19, they feared that there would have been some challenges.

Garvey said the local authorities approached the West Indies Cricket Board requesting a change in the fixture or an alternative.

However, he said that with the assurance coming from the Royal Grenada Police Force that all of the security requirements for the games will be met, they now feel quite confident that they can deliver the games in the highest possible standards.

Troy Garvey – we can deliver

Garvey indica1ted that it is about four years since Grenada has had an international cricket match of that level.

He said with the competition in the region being high to host international cricket matches, it is crucially important for Grenada to execute at the highest level.

The Zimbabwe Team arrives in Grenada on February 16 while Team West Indies arrives on February 20.

Zimbabwe will be engaged in a practice match against the Vice Chancellors XI at Progress Park in St. Andrew’s on February 20.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports Veda Bruno-Victor gave the assurance that the fields will be totally ready for the games.

Bruno-Victor said special covers that are ordered from England will be used for the crickets nets for the teams to practice.

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