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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 14:18 GMT
Cricket World Cup - Antigua
Sabina Park in JamaicaSt Kitts and NevisSir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Kensington Oval, BarbadosQueen's Park, GrenadaProvidence Stadium, GuyanaBeausejour Cricket Ground, St LuciaQueen's Park Oval, Trinidad

ANTIGUA:
THE SIR VIV RICHARDS STADIUM

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua

The 16m Sir Vivian Richards Stadium replaces the famous old Recreation Ground as the island's home of cricket.

It will accommodate 20,000 people for the tournament, with the capacity reduced by half after it finishes.

Funded by a grant from the Chinese government, the ground has two main stands - the north and south - a beach and underground passages for the teams.

The venue is located halfway between the airport and St John's city centre and will host Super 8s matches.

Local hero: Richards was one of the most explosive batsmen in the history of the game, scoring heavily and quickly in both forms.

He still holds the record for the fastest Test century, off 56 balls against England in St John's in 1986, and was named one of Wisden's five cricketers of the century in 2000.

SEE ALSO
World Cup venues - Barbados
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket
World Cup venues - Grenada
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket
World Cup venues - Guyana
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket
World Cup venues - Jamaica
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket
World Cup venues - St Kitts
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket
World Cup venues - St Lucia
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket
World Cup venues - Trinidad
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket


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