Dominica establishes itself as major international cricket venue in the Caribbean

cricket_2010Roseau, Dominica– June 3, 2010………The Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica has firmly established itself as a major venue in the Caribbean for international cricket matches following two successful one-day internationals last weekend at the Chinese funded and constructed facility.

Although the West Indies went down in defeat against South Africa in both games, on Friday, May 28th and Sunday May 30th, Dominica was the winner especially on the Sunday when the facility with capacity of 12,000,was sold out.

While the first game last Friday attracted a good crowd, it was on Sunday that the crowds came out in full support of the West Indies team. In the last ten overs of the West Indies innings, the crowd in the stadium became even more boisterous as the West Indies batsmen, thanks to some lusty blows, soared past the 300 run mark.

The fact that Dominica, with a population of only 70,000 was able to attract such a huge crowd demonstrates to the West Indies Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council that the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica should always be on the itinerary when international touring teams visit the Caribbean.

The Windsor Park Stadium is a relatively new facility, having been opened in October 2007. Before the matches against South Africa last weekend, only two international cricket matches, against Bangladesh last year,  had taken place there.

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