Wednesday, March 22, 2006 – World Cup Cricket St. Lucia Incorporated
will, over the next few weeks, be focusing on the major systems to be
implemented for the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The May 10th 2006, Day/Night contest between the West Indies and Zimbabwe will
provide a unique opportunity to test and implement the various traffic and
security systems that will ensure the efficient hosting of World Cup matches in
For that match, vehicular passes for residents of Beausejour, Bonneterre and Kay
Manje, areas - in the immediate vicinity of the Beausejour Cricket Ground - will
be distributed. Communications Officer with World Cup Cricket St. Lucia
Incorporated Jennifer Gaston said in order for this to be accomplished, a
verification exercise will first have to be conducted in these areas.
“The residence passes will not be for residents because you are living there; it
will be for vehicular passes. It is not a matter of my sister, my mother or my
brother will be coming to visit that day and therefore we will need a vehicular
pass for that person. It is only the resident who owns the vehicle who will be
getting those passes,” said Gaston.
The security management systems which will involve bomb checks, stop-offs and
the park and ride facility, she said, will have some impact on residents, and
her office being cognisant of this, will continue to sensitize the communities
involved on what they should know before the May 10th 2006 match between West
Indies and Zimbabwe.
“There are lots of residents who don't own cars - they have to go to work, they
have go about their regular business. It's not everyone who is interested in
cricket, and we have taken that into consideration. There are known shuttle
buses that drive through the Kay Manje, that drive through the Beausejour area,
and we will verify that and issue them with the necessary security passes, so
they can do their business in terms of regular transportation of regular
residents,” the World Cup Cricket Incorporated Official said.
A system analysis exercise which will follow the May 10th International Cricket
match at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, she said, will give the Local Organizing
Committee a clear indication of what areas need to be tightened ahead of the
2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.