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May 12, 2013
Jamaica's Sabina Park is set to get floodlights, according to Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) officials. JCA president Lyndel Wright told Jamaica newspapers that the board has entered into partnership with Consolidated Energy Partners, while treasurer Nigel Logan said the fixtures should be ready in time for Jamaica's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches.
"Sabina Park Holdings has entered into an agreement with Consolidated Energy Partners, a member of the Genco Group Of Companies, for the provisioning of floodlights at Sabina Park," Wright was quoted as saying by the Jamaica Observer.
Logan, who is also director of Sabina Park Holdings and the chairman of its lights committee, said the project will be financed by Consolidated Energy Partners. "The funding, it's going to be financed by the supplier. The lights will be GE lights and they will be excellent for cricket and have definition similar to what you see in the IPL." The lights should be ready by August 5, he said, ahead of Sabina Park's opening CPL match.
The idea of floodlights had been mooted earlier this year with the CPL in mind, as Jamaica was the only center among the tournament's six venues that did not meet the requirements to host day-night matches - reportedly a criterion for hosting CPL games.
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