There’s cricket in the air…… kite-flying will be late this year
April 3, 2007
World Cup Cricket (CWC) has overshadowed the Easter season as kite vendors complain of low sales.
And in the open spaces around the city yesterday, amateur cricketers were much more in evidence, taking a knock, than the kite-flyers practising for the big to-do on Easter Monday.
But then there is a match here on Easter Monday.
This newspaper yesterday visited several kite vendors along Regent Street and they said sales were especially bad. Nothing like last year’s boom.
One vendor recalled that this time last year his kites were almost sold out.
Meanwhile, a visit to the National Park saw many groups playing friendly cricket matches viewed by relatives and friends enjoying varied fare from picnic baskets.
The atmosphere in the National Park was cheerful and lively as scores of people enjoyed being in each other’s company.
Cricket was definitely in the air yesterday.
Only about five kite flyers was spotted in the Park.
The Narine family from Industry, East Coast Demerara said the children wanted to play cricket and they decided to pack a basket and head for the Park.
Some of the holiday-makers were residents from Bartica who had come to town for the cricket Sunday.
However, in the Botanical Gardens a handful of children were busily trying to get their kites up.
They were accompanied by relatives who just sat nearby enjoying a a picnic lunch.