Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, and the multi-purpose Trelawny Stadium are likely to miss out on first-class action in the forthcoming season owing to ongoing World Cup preparations. The Jamaican Cricket Association (JCA) had written a proposal to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) requesting that all first-class matches in the two venues for the Carib Beer Series be relocated.
Paul Campbell, the vice-president of the JCA, stated that they did not want work to come to a standstill at Sabina Park while the sewerage work at Trelawny, situated on the outskirts of Kingston, was yet to be completed. He added that the JCA had altered the fixtures and were awaiting a green signal from the WICB. Trelawny was originally scheduled to host Guyana from January 20 while the matches against Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago were slated for Sabina Park.
"Initially, those two venues, Sabina Park and Trelawny, were scheduled to facilitate testing," Campbell told the Jamaica Gleaner. "We have submitted the changes. We asked for Guyana to be played at Kensington Park; Barbados at Chedwin Park and Trinidad & Tobago at Alpart, that's our proposal. We are waiting on their (WICB) input to find out if that is ok."
He added that they were waiting to find out if it would be possible to play the domestic one-day games in the same venues. All three matches of the KFC Cup one-day tournament have been scheduled two days after the four-day first-class games.