Cricket party at Sabina Park
The seventh match of the Caribbean Premier League T/20 games brought a mixed audience to Sabina Park, Kingston, yesterday. As the Jamaica Tallawahs faced the St Lucia Stars, one thing that was common throughout all the stands was high energy with a bit of anxiety.
No one stand could be singled out for being the life of the cricket party. Nonetheless, cheerleaders, dancers and the music coming from the Party Stand kept the stadium moving from left to right.
Not many dancehall and reggae entertainers were caught in the Party Stand, which, according to former national 400 metres record holder Jermaine Gonzales was 'expected' since the performance element was removed.
“Not having entertainers kind of leaves the Party Stand at a loss,” said Gonzales.
Although that element has been removed, he said that the Party Stand is still a good spot for friends to hang out.
“The food is good, and it is still drink as much as a person wants, so once one can find a good spot with their friends, it is worth it,” he said.
While the vibe in Sabina Park was somewhat easy-going, things changed after the half-time break when the Tallawahs took the pitch and the Party Stand started to fill up.
Even DJ Sanjay appeared to have received a dose or two of energy. The disc jockey and hype man Marlon Musique did not have to do much. He merely teased with songs like I Can by Chronixx, Aidonia's Yeah Yeah and Breeze by Govana and Aidonia, with a bit of soca in the mix.