BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 4TH 2014 (CUOPM) – Local and regional cricket officials will join St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and the Minister of Sports at Thursday night’s commissioning of the lighting and visual media system at Warner Park, the Federation’s premier cricket grounds.
Mr. Stanley Franks Jr. of the St. Kitts Cricket Association (SKCA); Mr. Auckland Hector, President of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) and Mr. Dave Cameron, President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will deliver remarks.
Also speaking are Minister of Sports, the Hon. Glenn Phillip and Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
The Master of Ceremony is Mr. Steve Manners. Following the National Anthem by Melvin Hewlett School Band and the Invocation by Canon Isaiah Phillip and an overview of the project by Mr. Raj Walis of Prabba International Corporation, the historic ceremony will be punctuated cultural performances by Okolo Tegramantine, bulls, clowns, moko jumbies and masquerades.
On Friday, 7th March, one day after the commissioning, St. Kitts will host its first ever day-night cricket match which will see the Leeward Islands playing Jamaica over the next four days.
The lights are expected to get their debut on Friday (Mar. 7), when the Leeward Islands are scheduled to battle Jamaica in a 4 day/night cricket encounter.
Some 288 lights have been installed – 72 each – mounted on poles.
A jumbotron has also been installed and four screens set up around the field.