Buddy's, Le Meridien full as teams begin arriving

Kaieteur News
March 26, 2007

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The two major hotels in the country are almost booked to capacity for Cricket World Cup.

The six teams that are expected to play at the National Stadium beginning Wednesday during the Super Eight leg of Cricket World Cup, have all booked places at Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel, sources said last night.

Kaieteur News understands that the Irish Cricket team which stunned Pakistan in a preliminary round match arrived here on Saturday and since then the entire team has been staying at Le Meridien.

The Sri Lankan cricket team also arrived on Saturday and they too have been staying at Le Meridien Pegasus.

A hotel source confirmed that the South Africa team that arrived last night to battle Sri Lanka on Wednesday, will be staying at Le Meridien.

The other teams expected here over the next few days include England, West Indies and Australia, and they have all been booked to stay at the Pegasus.

Last night, Omprakash ‘Buddy' Shivraj explained that when the fixtures were planned, his hotel was under construction so the ICC made bookings for the teams at Le Meridien.

He said that by tonight his hotel would be full. Last night he said that there were more than 100 organisers, sponsors and media personnel in his hotel. Today another 100-plus would be descending on the hotel.

The International Cricket Council had requested that the Guyana Government ensure that some 500 rooms be available to accommodate the teams, media, officials and sponsors.