St. Lucia began making headway with its mission to become a major sports tourism destination last weekend as it played host to the first ICC Venue Summit toward the hosting of the World Cup 2007.
The summit, which ran from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 of September, came to a close at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort and witnessed a number of the ICC and WICB’s top officials in attendance.
Among those in attendance at the summit were Chris Dehring, Managing Director of the International Cricket Council for the Cricket World Cup 2007 and Donald Lockerbie Venue Development Director of the ICC CWC 2007.
The summit brought over one hundred and fifty representatives from the countries of the WICB to St. Lucia for informative sessions on the criteria for the venue selection process and other issues related to the hosting of the World Cup in the Caribbean in 2007. The venue assessment team of the International Cricket Council was also on island to participate at the summit.
“We are pleased that with all the other possibilities available to the World Cup organisers, they decided to select St. Lucia for this very important summit. Bringing the top international cricket administrators to St. Lucia is invaluable promotion for the island’s sports tourism product,” says Director of the St. Lucia Tourist Board Hilary Modeste.
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