ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 - West Indies: Match schedules, TV & Radio Schedules, Venues, Match Reports and more cricket news from the World Cup

Sunday, November 05, 2006

World Cup Cricket Venues: Jamaica

Home to the world's most alluring beaches, Jamaica will have the honour of hosting the host of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. On 13th March 2007, cricket's biggest show will get rolling at Sabina Park, Kingston with two-times World Champions West Indies taking on Pakistan.

Rest of the schedule for Group D:

Thu, March 15 Zimbabwe v Ireland
Sat, March 17 Pakistan v Ireland
Mon, March 19 West Indies v Zimbabwe
Wed, March 21 Zimbabwe v Pakistan
Fri, March 23 West Indies v Ireland

( from Lonely Planet)
Ever since Errol Flynn cavorted here with his Hollywood pals in the 1930s and '40s, travellers have regarded Jamaica as one of the most alluring of the Caribbean islands. Its beaches, mountains and carnal red sunsets regularly appear in the sort of tourist brochures that promise paradise.
Unlike other nearby islands, it caters to everyone from beach bums to newlyweds: you can choose a private villa with your own secluded beach; laugh your vacation away at a party-hearty resort; or throw yourself into the thick of the island's life while experiencing the three Rs: reggae, reefers and rum

cricket et cetera comments: With the Pakistani cricketers around, playing a lot of inconsequential matches, a mix of the three Rs could catapult some of them into news. Shoaib might be missed, though.

average temperature: 27 degrees C

World Cup Cricket Venues: St. Lucia

St. Lucia is the sort of island that travellers to the Caribbean dream about--a small, lush tropical gem that is still relatively unknown. One of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, it is located midway down the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of Barbados. St. Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, with a shape that is said to resemble either a mango or an avocado (depending on your taste). The Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia will host the Group C nations of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Average Temperature: 30 degrees C
Wed, March 14 - Kenya v Canada
Fri, March 16 - England v New Zealand
Sun, March 18 - England v Canada
Tue, March 20 - New Zealand v Kenya
Wed, March 22 - New Zealand v Canada
Thu, March 24 - England v Kenya

World Cup Cricket Venues: Trindidad & Tobago

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the venue for the Group B encounters of the Cricket World Cup, is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American nation of Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. It also shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast and Guyana to the southeast. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,979 sq mi) and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and 21 smaller islands. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the population. ( Source: Wikipedia)

Cricket fans would be well-aware of the capital, Port-of-spain. San Fernando and Chaguanas are the other major urban conglomerations. However, if you are going visiting, it's the flora and fauna that you must not miss out on. The archipelago is home to 430 different species of birds, 620 species of butterflies, and 2,300 species of flowering plants and shrubs. Temperatures hover between 26-28 degrees celsius.

India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Bermuda are the teams that will be competing here for top honours from Group B. The beautiful Queen's Park Oval will host all the six matches.

Thursday,15 Mar - Sri Lanka v Bermuda
Saturday, 17 Mar - India v Bangladesh
Monday,19 Mar - India v Bermuda
Wednesday, 21 Mar - Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
Friday, 23 Mar - India v Sri Lanka
Sunday, 25 Mar - Bermuda v Bangladesh

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Cricket World Cup Venues: St. Kitt's & Nevis

St. Kitt's & Nevi's will host the Group A teams: Australia, SA, Scotland & The Netherlands. Its capital is the lovely Basseterre.

Location: St. Kitts lies about 8 km SE of the Netherlands Antilles and 72 km NW of Antigua, in the Leeward Islands.

Temperature hovers between 25 and 32 degrees celsius round the year.

The Warner Park Cricket Grounds and Stadium in St. Kitts will host the Group A matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

The picture above in the schedule background is of the old pavillion at St. Kitt's. The stadium will have an all new look for the World Cup.

The Groups

Group A:
Australia, SA, Scotland, Netherlands

matches in St.Kitts & Nevis

Group B:
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bermuda

matches in Trindiad & Tobago

Group C:
England, NZ, Kenya, Canada

matches at St.Lucia

Group D:
West Indies, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Ireland

matches in Jamaica