No stages on field
Kensington Oval Management Inc. (KOMI) has given the assurance that Kensington Oval will be ready for next month’s Caribbean Premier League as there are no plans to erect any large stages on the outfield during Crop Over.
Chief executive officer Ben Toppin made the revelation following recent concerns raised by the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA).
“I understand their concerns because I would have them as well but we made sure there would be no issues with the field with CPL following so closely after Crop Over by ensuring that the Pic-O-De-Crop stage and the one for Machel will be set up off the field by the eastern concourse,” Toppin said.
Exception for Soca Legends
“The only show that will have any sort of stage on the field is for Soca Legends but we will be using our mobile stage and that doesn’t leave any marks at all on the field. That’s the reason we bought the stage in the first place.
“Don’t get me wrong, I can understand their concerns because we did initially have a schedule that had the big stages to go out on the field but we quickly rectified that when we realised that CPL was coming so soon in August,” he added.
Toppin made the comments after BCA president Conde Riley and acting chief executive officer Uina Prescod expressed their fears in the media over the possible state of the field after the upcoming cultural events. (JM)
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