Caribbean Premier League Venues



Caribbean Premier League 2013 Grounds and Venues

Providence Stadium - Guyana

Caribbean Premier League Venue Providence Stadium - GuyanaThe Providence Stadium is a sports stadium in Guyana, replacing Bourda as the national stadium. The stadium was built specifically to host Super Eight matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, held in March and April 2007. The stadium hosted six World Cup matches between 28 March 2007 and 9 April 2007, most notably the match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in which Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga became the first bowler in international cricket history to take four wickets in four consecutive balls.
 
Built primarily for cricket matches, the stadium can be converted into a multi-use facility. The stadium was built by the Government of Guyana with substantial financial assistance from the Government of India. It was designed by C.R. Narayana Rao (CRN Architects & Engineers) and constructed by Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Flooding in 2005 slowed site preparation, and delayed the start of construction, which began in May 2005. Construction costs are estimated at $25,000,000 US. Seating 15,000 people, Providence Stadium is one of the largest sports arenas in Guyana, and now hosts test cricket instead of Bourda. The complex includes a shopping mall and luxury apartments. Princess International Hotel is located next to the stadium.

Kensington Oval - Barbados

Caribbean Premier League Venue Kensington Oval Barbados
The Kensington Oval is a stadium located to the west of the capital city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados. It is the pre-eminent sporting facility on the island and is primarily used for cricket. Locally referred to as "The Mecca" of cricket, it has hosted many important and exciting cricket games between local, regional, and international teams during its more than 120 year history.
Cricket at the Oval began in 1882 when the Pickwick Cricket Club assumed formal ownership of the ground.

The first international match held was in 1895 when Slade Lucas' side visited the island. The first Test match was held in January 1930, when the West Indies and England played to a draw. Since the genesis there have been a total of 43 Test matches played on the Kensington Oval grounds, 21 of those matches won by the West Indian cricket team. The new stadium has been commemorated through two 2007 Barbadian postage stamps
 
Queen's Park Oval, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean Premier League Venue Queens Park stadium - Trinidad & TobagoQueen's Park Oval, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is currently the largest capacity cricket ground in the West Indies and has hosted more Test matches than any other ground in the Caribbean. It also hosted a number of matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
 
It is privately owned by the Queen's Park Cricket Club and has seating for about 25,000. The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team play most of their home matches at the ground. The cricket field has also been used to host several domestic and international football matches. In February 2010 American Singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles was supposed to be performing at the Oval to a sold out show, however due to phenomenal demand for tickets the venue was changed to the Queen's Park Savannah. Besides the main cricket stadium, the facility includes a Gym, indoor and outdoor cricket practice nets, two squash courts and two outdoor tennis courts.
 

Beausejour Stadium - St. Lucia

Caribbean Premier League Venue Beausejour stadium St. Lucia
Beausejour Stadium is a cricket ground located near Gros Islet, Saint Lucia standard seating capacity of 20,000. It was completed in 2002 and currently accommodates 20,000 spectators. It is named after the Beausejour hills and is situated in the outskirts of Rodney Bay. It was completed in 2002 and had hosted domestic matches for the Windward Islands cricket team.
 
 It staged its first international Test match in 2003 against Sri Lanka and became the first venue in the Caribbean to host a day-night game. The stadium was constructed on 22 acres consisting of about 18 hospitality suites and a pavilion that offers each team its own gym and lounge apart from a balcony and conference room. It is located in the driest area of Saint Lucia, making it most suitable for hosting cricket.
 

 

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium - Antigua

Caribbean Premier League Venue Sir Vivian Richards Stadium - Antigua
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is a stadium in North Sound, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. It was built for use in the 2007 Cricket World Cup where it hosted Super 8 matches.
 
The stadium usually caters for 10,000 people, but temporary seating doubled its capacity for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The stadium is named after former West Indies cricket team captain Viv Richards. The stadium is about 10–20 minutes drive from the capital city, St. John's, and the country's international airport, (VC Bird International Airport). The venue cost approximately US$60 million to build, with the majority of the funds coming from a Chinese Government grant. The first Test match staged on the ground was on 30 May 2008 when the West Indies hosted Australia, with the match ending in a draw. The stadium constitutes two main stands; the Northern Stand and the five story South stand. In 2008, the roof of the South Stand was damaged by high winds. Other facilities include a practice pitch for the various cricket teams, a new beach (possibly a combination of unexploited coastal sand cove supported by artificial work) dubbed "Beach 366" (the island has a total of 365 natural beaches some of which were damaged during several passages of severe hurricanes in 1995, 1998 and 2000), training infrastructure and a media centre.

 
Sabina Park Stadium - Jamaica 

Caribbean Premier League 2013 Venue Sabina Park Stadium - Jamaica Sabina Park is the home of the Kingston Cricket Club, and is the only Test cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica. Sabina Park became a Test cricket ground in 1930 when it hosted the visiting MCC team for the second Test in the West Indies' first home series.
 
This picturesque ground is perhaps one of the most significant in Test cricket history recording the first triple century in the game with England's Andy Sandham's 325 versus the West Indies in the 1930 game. The 365 not out by Sir Garfield Sobers which stood as a Test record for over 36 years is more regaled, as was Lawrence Rowe's world record on debut 214 and 100 not out against the visiting New Zealanders in 1972. The George Headley stand which dominates the south end is currently the only stand in the ground named after anyone, and has a capacity of just over 6,000.
 
Ground information
Location Kingston, Jamaica
Establishment 1930
Capacity 16,000
End names
Blue Mountains End
Headley Stand End
The Eastern Stands has given way to a "Party Stand" replacing the popular "Mound" stand. The general capacity of Jamaicans for excess is aptly demonstrated in the construction of the huge five-level concrete stand which hosts the outside broadcast facilities, players facilities as well as a fleet of upscale private boxes. The members pavilion lies square of the wicket on the west side.