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November 3, 2007
The Trinidad board have announced plans to install floodlights at the National Cricket Centre by next year April.
"We have got approval from the ministry of Public Utilities and lights will be installed soon at the ground," Forbes Persaud, the board's chief executive, told CMC Sports. "They have already erected the posts to accommodate the lights and I am sure as soon as the elections are over, things will be put in place to have the lights installed at Balmain."
There are also plans to erect a multi-purpose pavilion at the ground with a seating capacity of 3000.
Persaud added that the board had been able to acquire 17 acres of state land, south of the NCC and construction work will begin there. He said a huge car park, as well as other recreational facilities, are planned for the area.
"We also intend to assist the national senior team in every way possible - so that they could continue their winning ways," Persaud said. "On Monday, myself and Deryck Murray [president] will meet with the management of the national senior team, Omar Khan, Daren Ganga and David Williams to discuss what is the best possible approach to take, as far as planning for the retention of the Carib Beer title in concerned."
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