Souvenir Guide for Cricket World Cup to hit bookstores
Work is now taking place around the clock to produce the Official Souvenir Guide for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.
With the Cricket World Cup (CWC) opening ceremony scheduled for March 11 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Trelawny, Jamaica -- the first Official Publication for the eagerly-awaited tournament will hit bookstores and select locations throughout the Caribbean and the rest of the cricket-playing world -- including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and the UK later this month.
The book, which is produced by The Nation Publishing Company Limited in Barbados, will provide a wealth of detailed information on the event, from profiles of the 16 participating nations, to players to watch, highlights of previous ICC Cricket World Cups and a breath-taking showcase of the nine Caribbean Host Venues.
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC) CWC 2007 Commercial Manager, Stephen Price -- the 132-page publication will be well received once it hit the book shelves. He said: "True cricket fans will be clamouring to get this book. It will be a collectible." Price further added that "the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 Inc. is very proud of the Official Souvenir Guide and the fact that it was born and bred in the Caribbean." Price said that the Nation is working diligently to get the publication out in the required time frame and they are doing an excellent job.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Publisher of The Nation, Vivian-Ann
Gittens, argued that the region media entity will be "very excited with the Official Souvenir Guide" "It's the first publication we have done for the ICC Cricket World Cup and it demonstrates that a Caribbean company can create a product of exceptional quality for the global arena. "We have been receiving positive reviews from our international partners and are confident that cricket fans around the
world will want to secure a copy of this guide as their official and
authentic source of information for the ICC Cricket World Cup," she said. The Nation will also be responsible for Official Match Programme (inclusive of Official Score Cards) and the Official Commemorative Book.