Jamaica counts down to Cricket World Cup

26th May 2006

As the countdown to the 2007 Cricket World Cup begins, Jamaica is in the full throws of preparations to ensure that visitors experience the very best the island has to offer. Jamaica boasts a wide diversity of accommodations, and will be increasing the island’s room stock by 3,000 in advance of the event. 

The island also offers an even wider range of attractions suitable for all travellers from groups to families and couples. 

Cricket supporters can opt for any of the following - all-inclusive resorts to small independent or boutiques hotels to stunning villas and apartments. 

All of which are conveniently located to the match grounds.

As the venue for the opening ceremony, the new Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium, on the outskirts of Montego Bay, is under construction and is scheduled for completion by November 2006. In addition, Kingston’s Sabina Park with its rich cricketing heritage, is also undergoing major renovations in preparation for March 2007.



Other improvements to infrastructure, including roads and airports, are currently taking place across the Island, and together with the increased room stock and airlift will reinforce the message that Jamaica is the place to be during the 2007 Cricket World Cup.


Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook said:  “Jamaica is delighted to be hosting Cricket World Cup 2007.  Coupled with the fact that cricket is like a religion in Jamaica, we believe that our visitors, whether cricket fans or not, will find Jamaica is the place to be!  Jamaica is looking forward to welcoming visitors with open arms, so that they too can share in the passion and excitement of the matches. 


Jamaica truly is the most diverse of all the Caribbean destinations with it’s offering of a wide range of high quality accommodations including all-inclusive, boutique hotels, villas and apartments, coupled with a multitude of unique and authentic attractions and experiences.  Visitors will be spoilt for choice as the Island offers everything from horseback riding, all-terrain vehicle tours, tree canopy tours, windsurfing, water skiing, glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing, to deep-sea fishing.  It really will be a case of Once you go, you know” concluded Pennicook.


During the Cricket World Cup Jamaica will host -


-  The opening ceremony on March 11 at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium (known locally as the Greenfield Stadium)

- Warm up matches at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium on March 5,6,8 & 9

- Six first round group matches including the opening match of the tournament at Sabina Park in Kingston on March 13,15,17,19,21 & 24

- One semi-final match on April 24


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