Simulation tests for Match
Day staff at all nine LOCs
Guyana Chronicle
January 14, 2007

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) - Match Day staff for all nine Local Organising Committees (LOCs) will, over the coming month, engage in simulation tests to fine-tune preparations for ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, tournament organisers said in a press release Friday evening.

Starting this weekend in St Vincent and the Grenadines, officials from ICC CWC 2007 Event Management Department (EMD) will tour the Host Venues to assist LOCs and venue teams in a series of Match Day Operations Integration and Communication Exercises, the release stated.

Venue teams will role-play actual Match Day operations at the stadia to further hone their ability to work together, through performing different tasks, and get the job done efficiently.

“This is the next step in the integration training process – for all the Match Day staff to fully understand their functions and how they will be interwoven.

Everyone has different duties but they will need to assist each other in various ways and we will be simulating multiple scenarios, in real time, to show how procedures should be executed,” outlined Manager of CWC’s EMD, Trudy Clark.

“Match Day operations calls for effective communication and timely decision-making – and these will be primary features of this workshop. We want teams to consider ‘live’ situations and work through them as though they were actually happening.”

The Match Day Operations Integration and Communication Exercises will run for a day and a half in each Host Venue – the first day being the simulations at the stadia and the second day, a debriefing session.

“The only country in which the programme will vary is Trinidad & Tobago. Queen’s Park Oval will be hosting a One-Day match between the home side and Guyana on January 17.

Instead of simulations, the Trinidad & Tobago LOC is using that match as a trial for Match Day operations and we – from CWC – will observe the operations on that day.

“On the following day, we will provide feedback on the LOCs operations implementation at the trial match and then return to the formal workshop agenda ensuring the Trinidad & Tobago team participate in the simulation and communication exercises so they can continue their learning experience,” explained Clark.

All members of the venue teams are expected to participate in the Match Day exercises which will be held in the following order: St. Vincent & the Grenadines (January 13-14); Guyana (January 15-16); Trinidad & Tobago (January 17-18); Grenada (January 19-20); St. Kitts & Nevis (January 21-22); Barbados (February 2-3); Saint Lucia (February 4-5); Antigua & Barbuda (February 6-7) and Jamaica (February 9-10).