Guyana's 2007 World Cup bid needs to be competitive
- says Chris Dehring
By Donald Duff
Stabroek News
January 4, 2003

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Chris Dehring the managing director of the West Indies 2007 World Cup Inc., said yesterday Guyana needs to become competitive if they are to host matches of the International Cricket Council's World Cup competition which will be staged in the West Indies.

"Guyana very much has to be competitive," Dehring told a press conference at the Hotel Tower yesterday.

Declaring that all the countries of the Caribbean are traditionally a part of West Indies cricket, Dehring rebuffed the theory that Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and Guyana, the so-called traditional venues mainly because they were the early pillars upon which West Indies cricket was built, should automatically host matches.

"Every country in the Caribbean deserves to host a World Cup game," he said.

Dehring warned that other countries such as the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Argentina, were eager to stage matches and the scenario was very competitive.

However, Argentina, despite having the best facilities would be ruled out because of logistics while Canada will be too cold at that time of the year.

He was confident that the event would be a success..."We know how to put on a good show," he said of the Caribbean peoples.

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