BARBADOS GOV. TO PURCHASE KENSINGTON OVAL
Written by IrieJam Radio on February 22, 2017
The government of Barbados is seeking to boosts its revenues by acquiring the Kensington Oval.
The Kensington Oval sits on 12.5 acres that has been owned by the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) and its forerunner, the Barbados Cricket Committee, for more than 100 years.
Considered the Mecca of West Indies cricket, Kensington Oval is primarily used for cricket and sometimes football.
Now the government wants to acquire the oval to use it as a money-earning multi-event facility, as opposed to it currently only being used for the 2 sports.
Discussions on the government’s plan are said to be in the early stages, with preliminary meetings being held over the past week between the government ministries of Sport, Housing and Lands, and Finance and Economic Affairs.
An Athletics meet is already scheduled to return to Kensington Oval for the first time in almost 20 years, and it will be used to host a carnival event for the SA Athletic League on April 2.