15 Feb 2009

New venue for rearranged Antigua test

3:27 pm on 15 February 2009

The hastily re-arrnged third cricket test between West Indies and England will begin at the Antigua Recreation Ground early tomorrow.

The second test was abandoned yesterday after the nearby Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was deemed unfit and dangerous for play.

The Recreation Ground is the island's old test venue and the match referee Alan Hurst says while the playing surface isn't perfect it's acceptable in something of an abnormal situation.

Hurst praised the work of the groundstaff who worked on the surface throughout the day while work was also carried out on the facilities for the spectators.