Sir Viv stadium to be open to matches again in MayBy IANS
Thursday, April 29, 2010
St.JOHN’S - The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, suspended for a year, will be available for international cricket in West Indies’ home series against South Africa in May.
The stadium was suspended from international circuit for a year after the second Test there against England was abandoned after just 10 balls because of the dangerous condition of the outfield.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Tuesday said the ground has been cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and it would host the matches, two Twenty20 (May 19 ,20) internationals and two one-day internationals (May 22, 24) which were earlier scheduled to be held at Trinidad and Tobago.
“A full inspection of the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was conducted by the International Cricket Council and the venue has been given full clearance to host international cricket again,” the WICB said.
The series against South Africa will begin immediately after the conclusion of the World Twenty20 Championship which begins Friday and will comprise three Tests and five ODIs.