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Barbados picked to host Twenty20 final


Organisers of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Championship in the Caribbean have nominated Barbados, Guyana, and St Lucia to stage matches in the competition.

They have also nominated St Kitts & Nevis to host a proposed women's version of the championship which would be contested simultaneously.

The plan is to stage the final at Kensington Oval. The other two venues – the Beausejour Stadium in Gros Islet and the Guyana National Stadium in Providence – will share the semi-finals.

Five territories – half the number that pitched for matches in the 2007 World Cup – had made bids to host matches during the World Twenty20. Only Antigua & Barbuda came away empty-handed.

Three venues are required to host the men's event, and the women's event will be staged at Warner Park in Basseterre.

The organising committee met in Barbados three weeks ago and forwarded their recommendations to the ICC which will now make the final decision on if they agree with the choices of the organisers.

"It must be stressed that the organising committee is only in a position to make recommendations. and it is up to the ICC to make the final decision about the host venues," the source said.

"The proposed host venues will all now prepare for an inspection by a team from the ICC starting on Monday."

The ICC's inspectors are likely to rubber-stamp the decision of the organising committee to stage the matches in the venues selected.

They visit St Lucia on Monday before travelling to St Kitts & Nevis on Tuesday, Guyana on Wednesday before ending their trip in Barbados on Thursday

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