Cricket lovers and Windies fans in Dominica will once again be treated to another Test Match in Dominica and local authorities say all is in place for the games.
The home team is expected to take on Zimbabwe at Windsor Park Sports Stadium on March 20th-24th, 2013, in one of two Tests scheduled for the 2013 international home series.
Speaking at a press launch of the Test on Friday, Marketing Liaison, Sobers Esprit said that events such as these are important in order to sensitize people about the joy of cricket and to position the Windsor Park Sports Stadium and Dominica as a premier cricketing centre in the Caribbean.
“It is important for us to ensure that Dominica retains its status as an international venue for cricket in the Caribbean and promote the many diversities in Dominica both as a cricketing venue and a tourist destination,” he said.
He encouraged the public to come out in large numbers to support the event.
Tickets for the Test will go on sale within the next two weeks. Esprit said persons 60 years and over and students 16 years and under accompanied by a paying adult will be allowed free entry. He added that tickets are limited and thus urged everyone to get their tickets early.
Season tickets for the match will cost EC $80 while day 1 and day 2 of the match will be EC$20.00. Day 3 and day 4 will cost $25.00. If the match continues until day 5, a special announcement regarding the cost will be made.
Meanwhile President of the Dominica Cricket Association, Emmanuel Nanthan, pointed out that Dominica has rapidly become a favourite venue for cricket because of its unique carnival cricket spirit.
“we need to continue to showcase Dominica as the best venue but we can only do so if we as Dominicans tie hands across the country from north to south, east to west and taking the center to and bringing all Dominicans to the Windsor Park,” he said.
Event Manager Gifford Walsh stated that the key concerns of fans have been addressed and he is looking forward to a successful event in March.
International Cricket Matches have been played in Dominica since 2009 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. It has been the venue for West Indies Cricket team matches against Bangladesh in 2009, South Africa in 2010, India in 2011 and Australlia in 2012.