SVG to host curators workshop ahead of T/20 World Cup
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March 8, 2024
SVG to host curators workshop ahead of T/20 World Cup

Cricket West Indies (CWI) is set to host a series of curators workshops ahead of the International Cricket Council Men’s Twenty/20 World Cup 2024 set for June 1 – 29, 2024, with St. Vincent and the Grenadines scheduled for March 13 -16, 2024.

The curator’s workshop series is featuring blended theoretical and practical sessions that were slated to begin in Antigua and Barbuda on March 6,2024, and continue in the other territories of Saint Lucia March 9 – 13, 2024; Barbados March 16 – 20, 2024; Guyana March 20 – 23, 2024; and Trinidad and Tobago March 23 – 27, 2024.

Strategically, Cricket West Indies and the regional territorial boards and or National Local Organising Committees (LOC) for Cricket World Cup, have identified enhancing pitch quality across the region as a priority, central to the further development of the regional game. In this regard, CWI and the regional territorial boards and or National LOC’s have embarked upon the tailored renovation of pitches in all International Cricket Council Men’s Twenty/20 World Cup 2024 host countries, at both match and practice facilities, based on the findings of assessments of pitch blocks at all venues by both the CWI and ICC technical teams.

Arising from this assessment, in addition to the tailored renovation of each pitch block, it has been identified that attention should also be focused on the following across the International Cricket Council Men’s Twenty/20 World Cup 2024 host venues:

Ensuring that new and modernised equipment for the maintenance and preparation of pitches is available; providing training for the personnel responsible for maintaining and preparing pitches on international best practice methods, and the use of new equipment; and growing the regional cadre of curators with the requisite technical skills to ensure the adequate maintenance and preparation of pitches on a national level.

Against this background, Cricket West Indies, with support from the International Cricket Council has designed the curator workshop series to cater to these specific regional needs.

The workshop series is designed to upskill existing curators across the region by exposing them to international best practices for pitch preparation and maintenance applicable to the prevailing soil types across the region, while simultaneously expanding the cadre of curators by identifying new talent with the appropriate combination of theoretical knowledge and practical exposure to lend further expertise to match venues.

The specific objectives of the workshops are: capacity building for existing regional curators on international best practices for pitch preparation and maintenance; exposure of workshop participants to the uses and functionality of modern equipment for pitch preparation and maintenance; education of all participants on the characteristics and significance of regional soil types; ensure a shared understanding of the regional vision for pitch performance, as a direct reflection of pitch preparation and maintenance practices; and the identification and training of new curators to bolster the regional talent pool.