Indies confident of successful World Cup
Organisers of the 2007 World Cup in West Indies were confident of overcoming
all hurdles in the build-up to the tournament and also pledged to ease
travel worries for thousands of visiting fans.
"We're very confident
at this stage we will host a first class event," World Cup Chief Executive
Chris Dehring said on Thursday at a promotional function for the tournament.
Dehring said a joint
legislation by the nine host nations would allow visitors to travel on a
single visa during the March 13-April 28 event.
of the West Indian board, slow progress in construction work, improving
transport links between the islands and accommodation have remained the
Dehring said his board
was in dire need of the World Cup revenue, but said work on 12 stadia,
including the Grenada ground destroyed by hurricane 18 months ago, was
progressing well. Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell assured fans that
accommodation would be affordable.