It never ceases to amaze me how ignorance can exist so strongly as to trump common sense in a decision-making process. It leaves me bewildered! I’m addressing here the reasons for the change of venue for the Cricket West Indies (CWI) four-day regional Professional League.
In the five home matches for the Trinidad and Tobago team, which were all carded for the Queen’s Park Oval, the three most vital ones against Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana were shifted to the Brian Lara Cricket Academy (BLCA).
Let me state clearly from the outset, I’m not against the move but the reasons given for it. That is the part that makes no sense to me! In the past, Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre was a regular venue for first-class cricket and there was a time when the annual North/South match (a first-class fixture at the time) after playing alternately at the Oval in Port of Spain and Guaracara Park for many years was moved permanently to the south in the 1980s.