Teams begin to arrive for Cricket World Cup


CricketBoard-Jamaica-WorldCupCricket.jpgWith just a few weeks remaining for the forthcoming Cricket World Cup (CWC) in the Caribbean, the first set of participating nations will begin to arrive this week for the International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament.

Bermuda lead a list of three teams, slated to compete in a Tri Series in Antigua and Barbuda from February 25 to 28, who will land in the twin-island host venue. The Bermudians, which will be competing in the Cricket World Cup for the first time, are scheduled to arrive on Monday night. Bangladesh are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday afternoon and Canada on Friday morning.

The three countries will lock horns at Antigua Recreation Ground (ARG) in a four-day series before departing on March 1 to their respective locations for CWC warm-up matches.

The LOC's Cricket Operations Manager, Martin Cave, will be the main liaison for the event and other LOC officials will assist as is necessary.

The opening match of the tournament is scheduled for March 13 at Sabina Park in Jamaica between West Indies and Pakistan. The Caribbean team will then meet Zimbabwe on March 19 and Ireland on March 24.

The West Indies 15-man squad will be in camp from February 22 to 28.