The Kensington Oval is one of the most impressive grounds in the Caribbean. The ground was closed down at the end of the 2004-05 season and it is demolished in order that a new stadium could be built at a cost of $135 million in time for the World Cup. The Kensington oval Barbados capacity being raised from 12,500 to 28,000. It was also allocated the final. The process was fraught with problems and the completion date slipped almost by the week. The pitches at Bridgetown are commonly fast and bouncy but generally, favour the batsmen. Kensington oval Barbados map is driving directions to the stadium. Navigate the map app to find the best fastest possible route.
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- The venue is steeped in history and the Kensington Oval hosted first England touring side in1895. The first combined West Indies side against MCC in 1910-11 and it was the scene of West Indies’ first Test in 1930. The reason for mainly geographical and Barbados is the easternmost island in the West Indies and so the first port of call for travelers from Europe.
- That first Test produced records aplenty, with Andrew Sandham’s 325 the first Test triple hundred in 1920 Tim Tarlton had hit the first triple century in West Indies on the ground.
- The ground was demolished and rebuilt at the end of the 2004-05 season as part of a redevelopment effort ahead of the 2007 World Cup.
- Redeveloped for the 2007 ICC World Cup and host of 2007 final, the Kensington Oval was also the host venue for the 2010 ICC World T20 where England beat Australia. The home ground of the Barbados Pride, Barbados Tridents and due to host the final of the 2018-19 Super50 Cup.
- The Kensington oval Barbados capacity of the old ground was 15,000, although more were crammed in on occasions.
Facilities of Kensington oval Barbados
- The Kensington oval Barbados stands were extensively rebuilt for the 2007 Cricket World Cupin a BDS$90M (US$45 Million) redevelopment.
- Innotech Construction Inc. reconstructed the new Kensington Oval in late September into early October 2006 and the team from the Barbados Light & Power Company cut down.
- It removed some of the old utility poles at the traffic lights and exits of Fontabelle Road, Spring Garden Highway, Prescod Boulevard and Harbour Road.
- The Mecca of cricket for all cricket fans in Barbados and one of the must-visit venues in the West Indies due its importance and history. Cricket was first played here in 1882, with the first Test match played in 1930 – a draw between the West Indies and England.
- These teams are all set to give their best and put up a big show. Are you ready to come out and support your favourite team? You can book your CPL 2019 Kensington oval Barbados tickets and you do not forget to follow the CPL 2019 match schedule