BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – AFTER working for some four months to make the Warner Park Cricket Stadium one of the best grounds in the Caribbean, the task is nearing completion to provide the facility with floodlights in order to facilitate night cricket.
On a recent visit to the facility, it was observed that the lights have already been mounted on poles.
Speaking with SKNVibes Sports, Senior Sports Officer in the Ministry of Sports Vernon Springer provided an update on the project.
“We are into the final stages of completion of the Warner Park Lighting Project. As you know, work would have restarted over the last weekend.
“The workers have installed all the lights you would have seen on the ground before mounting them on the poles. All the lights were tested and checked, and over the last couple of days we would have one pole per each day being completed.”
He disclosed that they had completed mounting all of the lights on Wednesday (Jan. 15).
“We have 72 lights on each pole. Baring the wind, which has been very difficult over the last couple days, the guys had worked hard to make sure they execute one every day and on Wednesday they had completed mounting the other two.”
SKNVibes Sports however witnessed the lights being mounted on one of the poles on Wednesday morning which had to be abandoned because of strong winds, but the task was completed in the afternoon.
Springer also made mentioned of other work taking place at the venue.
“The other electrical work is being done. At this moment, they will be trying to see if they can get some power to the jumbo-tron urgently because we have a couple of technicians who are coming in to do some training.”
He also gave a timeline for all the work to be completed.
“We expect an eight to 10 day period before the workers hand over the project to the Minister of Sports, Glen Phillip. During that period of time lots of stuff would be taking place.”