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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 November 2005, 09:15 GMT
ICC happy with World Cup progress
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The International Cricket Council is happy that West Indies are on course with planning for the 2007 World Cup.

After the second of three days of meetings in Jamaica with members of the organising committee, ICC president Ehsan Mani said he was reassured.

"You seem to have your fingers on the pulse. Keep up the good work," Mani told them.

The World Cup, involving 12 teams, will see 51 matches played in a 47-day period from 13 March to 28 April 2007.

Eight different Caribbean countries will stage matches and initial estimates put potential revenue for the West Indies Cricket Board at over 54m.

New stadiums are being built in Antigua and Guyana, while those in Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Lucia and Trinidad will be upgraded in time for the tournament.

Mani told delegates it was important the World Cup was success in order to encourage sponsors for future tournaments.

"The event in 2007 is the last in this rights cycle and the delivery of a good ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007 will impact on the value of the next cycle.

"Therefore, it is imperative ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 carries on the good work of the events before," he said.




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