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Posted: Thursday 6 March, 2014 at 1:52 PM

CPL security chief visits St. Kitts and Nevis

By: Loshaun Dixon,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - A top official from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has paid a courtesy call to St. Kitts-Nevis in light of the Federation’s potentially hosting games during the 2014 tournament.


    Head of Security for the CPL, Andy Murphy visited Warner Park this week where he had a tour of the facility and met with top security officials from the Federation.

    In an exclusive interview with SKNVibes Sports, Murphy outlined the purpose for his visit.

    “I have come to St. Kitts and Nevis because we are potentially looking at hosting matches here and I wanted to come and meet the security people, the military, fire brigade and police. We discussed a plan for operating the fixtures here.”

    From a security standpoint Murphy was confident of the Federation’s ability to execute during the CPL.

    “I am extremely confident we had an excellent representation here. We had the Commissioner of Police, Military Commander as well as the Chief of Fire as well as Vernon Springer from the Ministry of Sports. I met the Minister last night and I am very confident, everybody is very progressive and positive. 

    “The people are very skilled about the issues that may present itself and I am confident they can present a high quality event.”

    He however highlighted one challenge he sees may present itself for the Federation.

    “I think one of the issues would be demand for tickets. So I would recommend everybody get their tickets early because one of the big issues will be getting everybody in on time it is a night match, it is not the same as one in the day. 

    “People will arrive in a shorter period of time and night time does present different issues so coming early would be very important to help manage resources.”

    Murphy also gave comments about the facility.

    “I am very impressed with the infrastructure. I think the government has to be commended for the stadium lights and looking at the stadium is very very impressive, on par with anything I have seen in the Caribbean.”
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