Kensington Oval ready for Super50

January 21, 2017
West Indies batsmen Keiron Pollard and Darren Bravo at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown last June during a Tri-series ODI match against South Africa.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):

The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has promised that the historic Kensington Oval will be in tip-top shape for the hosting of the matches in the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board's Regional Super50 bowling off next week.

In a media briefing yesterday, the BCA's chief executive, Noel Lynch, said the governing body worked hard to get the facility ready for the event, which will be played in Barbados from next Tuesday.

Along with the Oval, Zone B matches will be staged here at the 3Ws Oval at the UWI Cave Hill Campus just outside the city, and the Windward Cricket Club in the rural eastern parish of St Philip.

"Kensington Oval is 99 percent ready for the matches in the tournament," Lynch told a group of local and international reporters.

The Oval, which hosted its first Test match in 1930, is the most storied cricket venue in the Caribbean. It hosted the 2007 ICC World Cup final as well as the 2010 ICC World T20 final.

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