The region will find out which eight countries will host matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 when the finalist host venue countries are announced next Monday, July 5 in a live telecast starting at 9.55 am
(Eastern Caribbean time).

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will name the venues in London, England at 3 p.m. GMT in the Denis Compton Suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in St John’s Wood.

The event will be part of an hour and a half broadcast by the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) to the region. The broadcast, which is supported by Cable & Wireless, a regional sponsor of ICC CWC 2007 will be hosted by Fazeer Mohammed in London and Lance Whittaker in the Caribbean.

It will include the press conference and announcement along with a panel discussion and reaction from the territories. There will also be a call-in segment to allow the Caribbean public full participation.

ICC President Ehsan Mani and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Teddy Griffith will announce the eight successful venues via an audio-visual presentation.

The announcement follows last weekend’s presentation of the match venue recommendations from the ICC CWC 2007 Inc. Board of Directors to the Committee of CEO’s of the ICC. Managing Director and CEO of ICC CWC 2007 Inc, Chris Dehring presented the recommendations in London. The ICC
members will in turn be asked to give their final approval over this coming weekend in Monaco.

The ICC CWC 2007 Board made their recommendations following presentation of reports by the Venue Assessment Team who recently concluded a Verification Tour of the venues bidding to host the matches. From May 24 to 29, the VAT visited St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Barbados. Then from June 7 to 13, the team ventured to the USA, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and concluded in Bermuda.

On July 13 the details of the specific matches to be played at the eight venues, including the opening ceremony and match, final and semi-finals will be announced in a live radio and television broadcast from Jamaica, where
the headquarters of ICC CWC WI 2007 Inc. is located. The ceremony will take place at the Ritz Carlton, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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