The alternative to using Arnos Vale # 2 is Campden Park which has no toilet facilities or Brighton which is far from adequate.
Blame for the myopia evident in the preparation and management of playing fields across the country which is currently lop-sided at best, must be laid squarely at the feet of the National Sports Council.
The new Minister of Sports, Glen Beache, may well be too occupied with the other portfolios under his ambit to pay due attention to what is happening in respect of the NSCs mode of operation.
He may nonetheless do well to divert some atten
tion to sports here at home and acknowledge the changing environment.
The nations most popular sport is football and while we are not a colony of the world governing body for football, FIFA, we must certainly avoid allowing ourselves to become instead a colony of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The Minister must address the matter of our facilities and the needs of the various sporting organisations with some dispatch.
But the problem of adequate planning is everywhere evident in the sports environment here in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
St Vincent and the Grenadines joined the rest of the region in opening an office for the sale of tickets for the CWC2007 in early May.
It seemed that we did not adequately prepare ourselves for this situation. Days after the office was officially opened people were still seen painting the outside of the building at Arnos Vale.
At the end of the week the surroundings of the office were being graded to make it look presentable.
That must be very embarrassing for St Vincent and the Grenadines, generally. It was as though the location of the office at Arnos Vale was an afterthought and not in any way adequately planned for.