President of Guyana Cricket Board, Drubahadur, Secretary Anand Sanasie, TDO Colin Stuart, and Administrator Savitri Persaud, met with the Minister responsible for Sports, Nicolette Henry, Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, and Permanent Secretary, Alfred King and discussed the specifics of the ODI tri-series involving West Indies, Australia and South Africa.
Guyana has not hosted more than two international teams at the same time since the 2007 50-Over World Cup. To pull off a huge event like the tri-series, there needs to be collaboration between the GCB and Ministry of Sports. Hence, the relevant Officials sat and fine-tuned the specifics to ensure we successfully host this event.
Some of the particulars discussed were the availability and usage of the Guyana National Stadium, partnership between the GoG and the GCB, and security of the players and delegations throughout their stay in Guyana. Secretary Sanasie briefed all on the prices of tickets and concessions.
The series will consist of ten matches, slated for June 2016. The first leg will be played in Guyana with all of the matches to be played at the Providence National Stadium with South Africa versus West Indies on the June 3, Australia versus South Africa on the June 5, and West Indies versus Australia on the June 7.
The second leg is slated for St Kitts while the final four ODIs, including the final, will be held in Barbados. Australia last limited overs matches in the Caribbean came in March 2012 when they played five ODIs The two sides split the ODI series – with two wins each and a tie in the third ODI at St Vincent.