Cricket Czar to push stadium construction
March 18, 2004
The government is on the verge of appointing a senior official to oversee plans to build a cricket stadium in time for the 2007 World Cup.
Meanwhile Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Gail Teixeira will next week present the country's bid book to officials for the 2007 Cricket World Cup Committee, Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon disclosed yesterday.
Luncheon said steps to advance technical aspects of the stadium had been concluded including cabinet approval of support from a local engineering firm.
But he said a critical intervention on the issue would be the identification of the senior functionary, which is expected soon.
India has agreed to provide technical support and finance for the construction of the stadium on land identified at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
Indian officials had inspected the site and made initial inputs for the construction of the stadium.