T20 a hit at Oval
THE TOTALS haven’t been big, but the same certainly can’t be said of the crowds at Kensington Oval.
Barbados’ huge success in the ongoing regional T20 tournament has been met with an even bigger number of spectators, as at least 25 500 fans have packed the Oval over the last three nights of cricket action to far outstrip last year’s six-day total.
Event manager of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Cindy McLean, says the figure for the Barbados leg of the competition has far exceeded last year’s sum of 17 000 for the 2011 edition, but the overwhelming turnout has not been surprising to the WICB.
“We set ourselves a target of a 20 per cent increase each year and so far we are well ahead of that so we are pleased [because] we had a target figure in mind and we’ve met and far exceeded that figure,” said McLean minutes before the anticipated Barbados-Trinidad semi-final.”
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