BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - POLICE are said to be investigating a break-in at the Players Pavilion at Warner Park, which disrupted the Leeward Islands Hurricanes Fourth round encounter against the Barbados Pride.
SKNVibes Sports understand that the discovery was made yesterday morning (Feb. 6) when final preparations were being made for the encounter.
SKNVibes has learnt that items including clothing for the players were reportedly stolen from the pavilion.
Despite several questions from the media, up to publication time the police have not commented on the matter.
In a statement to the media, Cricket West Indies (CWI) said: “Due to an overnight break-in at the players pavilion at Warner Park, St. Kitts, the scheduled start of the fourth round match of the West Indies Championship on Thursday has been delayed by one day.”
The game is now set to bowl off today at 10:00 a.m.
The CWI statement further said that the local hosts “Leeward Islands Hurricanes and the St. Kitts Cricket Association have confirmed to Cricket West Indies that local police are investigating the matter and that all necessary steps are being taken to mitigate against such a situation recurring”.
According to CWI, the delayed start to this fixture is not expected to have any significant impact on the ongoing series of matches across the region.
This is not the first time that the venue has been burglarised.