London: The West Indies Cricket Board won praise from International Cricket Council (ICC) for its presentation to the ICC forum on the region’s preparations for the 2007 World Cup.
Chris Dehring, managing director of the CWC 2007, assured the forum following the ICC’s annual general meeting in London the West Indies is ready for the sport’s showpiece. Dehring told delegates from 89 countries, as well as the major commercial partners of world cricket and the international media that preparations for the World Cup had been on since 1998.
Malcolm Speed, the ICC chief executive, observed that Dehring’s presentation had been well received by delegates. “It provided an opportunity for cricket’s leaders from around the world to understand and appreciate the way in which the West Indies is preparing to stage the World Cup in 2007,” remarked Speed.
Ehsan Mani, ICC president, also expressed his appreciation of the information that Dehring shared with members of the world body and the media.