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World Cup venues - Jamaica
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

JAMAICA: SABINA PARK

Sabina Park, Jamaica

Construction delays dogged the refurbishment of Sabina Park.

The 23,000-seater venue will play host to the opening match of the tournament and one of the semi-finals.

It first hosted Test cricket in 1930 and is located between the Blue Mountains in the north and Kingston Harbour to the south of the capital.

The pitch, like many in the Caribbean, has become more docile than in previous years and scoring will not be easy, as India and West Indies found last year.

Hosts West Indies, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland play their group D matches here.

Local hero: George Headley, after whom one of the stands is named, played only 22 Tests between 1930 and 1954 but made a lasting impression with his superb timing of the ball.

Two pacemen also deserve mention: Michael Holding, one of the fastest ever, and Courtney Walsh, one of the most prolific.

SEE ALSO
Cricket World Cup - Antigua
31 Jan 07 |  Cricket
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 - 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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