Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - World Cup Saint Lucia met with Rushmans on
Monday, 7 February 2005, to discuss issues pertaining to event management,
security, accreditation, media management, and the volunteer programme for the
2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Rushmans, an international company with significant experience and expertise in
the hosting of major events, has been contracted by ICC Cricket World Cup WI
2007 Inc. to advise and assist with Event Management and Security issues for the
2007 Cricket World Cup.
During the 4-hour meeting, which was held at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, the
members of Saint Lucia’s Local Organising Committee and Rushmans shared
perspectives on the management of the security arrangements for the tournament.
It was agreed that as far as is practicable, the two, Pakistan versus West
Indies One Day Internationals to be held in Saint Lucia this year, would be used
to introduce some of the new security procedures.
The operation of the volunteer programme also received significant attention
during the meeting. The various levels of volunteers and the time frame for the
recruitment and training of these volunteers were discussed. The Rushmans team
was impressed with the arrangements for volunteers already used in Saint Lucia
during Saint Lucia Jazz, and with the proposals to utilize the Youth
Apprenticeship Program and the National Skills Development Centre as vehicles to
train new volunteers.
The meeting also discussed the recommended staffing levels for the event, and
was apprised of the progress that has been made in Saint Lucia, in the
recruitment of permanent staff for World Cup Saint Lucia Inc.
The very successful meeting concluded with a tour of the new office for World
Cup Saint Lucia Inc., which is expected to be commissioned on 1st March, 2005.