The Epic ‘ Battle of Britain '

Kaieteur News
March 29, 2007

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Guyana has stepped forward and has begun to deliver on its share of the ICC Cricket World Cup pie, commencing yesterday, with a massive feature match where Sri Lanka took on top one-day outfit, South Africa , at Guyana National Stadium.

England is scheduled to compete against Ireland tomorrow, in what is considered to be a potentially epic ‘Battle of Britain'. British journalists were yesterday, seen recording life in the capital city.

Speaking with Kaieteur Sport, the English journalists said that “we are documenting the city life… Georgetown is a busy city and we are simply highlighting the heavily trafficked areas”. He added that “a lot of English fans will be here for that and other matches, and we intend to fully inform them on what they should expect, especially in the capital city.”

They and several other foreign journalists, who have been in Guyana for several days now, have documented numerous parts of the country including the Guyana National Stadium.

The documentaries also focus on Guyana 's security capabilities, an area which the acting Commissioner of Police Henry Greene, has assured will be tightly and professionally handled, on the streets, in the stadium and in the hotels.

Along with Antigua & Barbuda , Guyana will be the scene of some enthralling match-ups as the eight leading teams from the first phase of competition intensify their challenge for the ICC Trophy. Another big game will see the hometown favourites, the West Indies, battle against Sri Lanka on Sunday April 1.

For the next month, the eight teams which have fought their way through the Group Stage will vie for the four semi-finals spots and, ultimately, a chance to lift the coveted ICC Trophy, the symbol of one-day international supremacy.