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Dehring wants Cricket World Cup to be the best ever

Dehring wants Cricket World Cup to be the best ever


Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICC Cricket World Cup 2007(CWC) Inc, Chris Dehring wants the event to be the best ever, but to achieve this, there must be relentless efforts for the days remaining leading up to the final set for Barbados April 28.

The CWC’s top man was present last Monday to witness the first warm up match between England and Bermuda, and was optimistic that the Caribbean can deliver.{{more}}

“We have gotten off to a bright start, but there is a lot of work to be done, for the next 44 days”, Dehring told SEARCHLIGHT.

“ We have to focus on every hour and every minute of that hour and seven days per week to ensure we host an event of international standard better than anyone has done before”, Dehring projected.

“ I am very confident at this point that so much work has been done by so many people that we just have to see it through to the end “, he added.

Dehring stated that he had no major concern with the way things have been going.

Philosophical in his approach, Dehring said, “You worry about everything and concern about nothing.

But what struck Dehring most was the transformation of the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.

“From the last time I was here the change has been remarkable, the venue is absolutely fantastic”, Dehring said.

The CEO at a visit here last November though confident that the venue would have been ready, expressed a desire for the pace of progress with the construction to be increased.

“ It is noticeable that a lot of work was done to clean up the place, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines can be extremely proud of their efforts in delivering a facility to first class standards”, Dehring added.

A bold Dehring said that Arnos Vale was his favourite cricket ground in the world , hence he chose to be here last Monday, despite there were three other warm up matches taking place including one in his native Jamaica.

This is the first time the Caribbean is hosting cricket’s showpiece.

The eighth edition of the world cup, it is also the first time that the event will be staged in eight different countries.

The tournament involves teams representing sixteen countries.

The group stages begin March 13, with the West Indies playing Pakistan in Jamaica.

An impressive opening ceremony is planned for the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium in Jamaica.

The winner of the world cup pockets US$2.24 Million.