Friday, January 21, 2005 - World Cup St. Lucia Ltd., the Local Organising
Committee (LOC) for Cricket World Cup 2007 has laid out plans and proposals for
security of patrons, cricketers and officials during the hosting of matches in
Cricket World Cup 2007.
The proposals were discussed at a meeting on Thursday January 20th, between the
LOC and Mr. John Collymore, Security Director at the CWC Inc. in Jamaica. Among
the issues which will receive attention are mass evacuation in the event of an
emergency; items not allowed into the ground; and security at official events
held on non-match days. Mr. Collymore was apprised of the plans to build a new
Venue Operations Centre (VOC) at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, which will
facilitate the management of security, medical and emergency services.
Mr. Collymore expressed satisfaction with the level of vehicle and pedestrian
management plans, which the LOC indicated have been tested at one day
international games during the past two years. LOC Chairman Dr. Jimmy Fletcher
informed Mr. Collymore of plans for the establishment of a local security
committee, which will work in collaboration with the CWC 2007 Security
Directorate in making the 2007 games the best ever.
Mr. Collymore visited Saint Lucia as part of a tour of all venues selected to
host matches in the Cricket World Cup 2007.