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President of the SVG Cricket Association, Kishore Shallow. (IWN photo)
President of the SVG Cricket Association, Kishore Shallow. (IWN photo)
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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association on Wednesday said that it was in the final stages of fine-tuning plans to host two fixtures, for the 2014 international season.

This year, the SVGCA will host the first Dhaka Bank Cup 2014, West Indies versus Bangladesh Test Match 2014, from Sept. 5 to the 9, to be followed by three T20s between the West Indies Women, and New Zealand women later in the month.

President of the Association, Kishore Shallow, said his organisation had completed talks with the stakeholders who will be involved in preparations for the hosting of the test match.

“Our arrangements are going smoothly, and the cooperation from stakeholders have been exceptional so far,” Shallow said.

Shallow added that a public awareness and marketing plan will be rolled out next week to create more awareness in the country for the event.

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“An international fixture brings great benefits to the country, particularly in the area of marketing, and we must do everything within our power, to maximise this event.”

This week, the SVGCA will engage the Ministry of Education, to have a number of secondary school children, mainly those interested in cricket, attend the first, fourth and fifth days of the test match.

In 2009, Bangladesh beat an under strength West Indies team at Arnos Vale, to record their first test victory against the West Indies.

Shallow expects that the West Indies team will be looking for revenge, with many of the test players, including Gayle, Chanderpaul, Bravo and Ramdin, expected to be on show at Arnos Vale.

The SVGCA will open its ticket office at Arnos Vale on Aug. 28 so that patrons and supporters can begin purchasing their tickets for the match.