USA enters World Cup race
May 5, 2004
THE USA will formally bid for the right to stage matches at the 2007 World Cup.
The cricket showpiece is being hosted by the West Indies and 12 countries are set to enter their proposals by tomorrow’s deadline.
Lauderhill in Florida is one of the hopefuls and a delegation was travelling to West Indies to deliver the bid proposal.
Spokeswoman Leslie Tropepe said: "It would be a huge honour to see World Cup cricket played here."
Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and St Kitts and Nevis are also hoping to host matches.
The event will centre on the West Indies, with a total of 51 matches being played, starting in April 2007.
The West Indies Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council will visit Lauderhill at the beginning of June for a site visit.
The venue announcement will be made on July 4 and the World Cup programme will be unveiled on July 12. (BBC Sport)