Sabina Park not ready

Pakistan and West Indies were forced to train elsewhere today, as last minute preparations on Sabina Park’s training facilities were still taking place.

The two teams who meet in tomorrow’s opener, were moved to the nearby training facilities at Kensington Oval, in Kingston.

Pitch consultant Andy Roberts was unhappy with the situation so close to the World Cup.

“It is something that should never have happened, but at this late stage there is no point trying to rush them for these games,” he told Reuters

“What we need to do now is make sure they are ready for the semi-finals. In fact, they will be ready for the semi-finals but there won’t be much grass on them.”

West Indies captain Brian Lara dismissed the setback as a minor hiccup that will almost always inevitably occur at major events.

“From what I have seen so far, all the local organising committees have tried their best,” he said.

“Each big tournament and each event like the Olympics, although I have never been involved, they all have little hiccups.

“I am sure that the people will enjoy the Caribbean and we are going to stage the best tournament possible.

“I am not going to say there are not going to be any mishaps but I am almost sure there is not going to be anything major.”

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