CARICOM leaders give full support for WC 2007
Guyana Chronicle
July 8, 2003

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MONTEGO Bay, Jamaica - (CMC) - CARICOM leaders have once again affirmed their support for the hosting of the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the region.

This was confirmed by President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Wes Hall, after he, along with other WICB officials, met CARICOM heads in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Hall told the media the regional leaders gave their full backing for the hosting of the event adding that some of the Prime Ministers have already pledged money and established planning committees to assist the WICB.

"Fortunately for us, more so than any other place in the world, we in the Caribbean are lucky that we have some prime ministers who have all played the game, so they understand fully the task we have before us," the outgoing WICB president told a media briefing after the meeting.

The WICB delegation which made a presentation to the leaders included Chris Dehring, managing director of the Cricket World Cup; Roger Brathwaite, Chief Executive Officer of the WICB and Don Lockerbie, Development Consultant to CWC.

Dehring told the media CARICOM from the outset had pledged financial and other support to the WICB for the 2007 World Cup -- since the WICB bid for the tournament in 1998.

Issues discussed during the meeting with CARICOM leaders included the competitive process for the award of matches and specific action to be taken by regional leaders critical to the planning, implementation and execution of the World Cup.