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Huggins: ‘I am extremely pleased’

Huggins: ‘I am extremely pleased’

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The other eight host nations of this year’s Cricket World Cup may have to look to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the best practices following the high standards set by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in the four warm up matches played here last week.

That’s the view of Chairman of the LOC, Fitzgerald Huggins.

A satisfied Huggins told SEARCHLIGHT last Tuesday that he was delighted with the show that St. Vincent and the Grenadines put on.{{more}}

“I am extremely pleased, all the matches were well planned and executed and all systems in the end came through, security, volunteer, accommodation, everything”, Huggins said with a sense of delight.

“There were no adverse comments, as all the teams left here very happy and had no complaints”, he observed.

“I am very pleased with the LOC, the input of the government was great; high praises are in order for everyone who made the matches possible”, Huggins added.

The LOC Chairman singled out the work of Chief Executive Officer of the LOC Michael Findlay, Head of the Volunteer Programme, Yvette Wickham and Construction Consultant Deirdre Myers.

“They were the outstanding performers, I just provided the leadership”, he said.

Huggins, who also heads the Marketing Division of telecommunications provider Cable and Wireless said that St. Vincent and the Grenadines has set the bench mark especially in the area of communication, which he said was well served and attracted good reports from colleagues across the region.

Delighted with the turnout last week in the final match between England and Australia, Huggins said, “It was great to see over 6000 spectators showing up for a match that did not involve the Wes Indies”.

He said that this turn out will be better than many at some of the group matches to be played in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis.

With the improved facilities at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex, Sion Hill and the Stubbs Playing Fields, Huggins stated that sportswomen and men have very good conditions to play their respective sports.

The cost of refurbishment of the three venues was put at EC$42 million.

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