Tag Cricket Grounds
To tell you frankly, Caribbean is not a place to read about and get
fascinated. Its a place to see by yourself, spend some time with just
your spouse and feel why its called the heaven on earth. Having said
that, cricket is something that is running in the blood of West Indians
and St. Lucia is no different. So if you are a cricket fan, along with
a little bit of money to spend, St. Lucia is the place for you..!!
The capital city of St. Lucia is Castries and as far as people of St. Lucia are concerned, they are mostly Africans with a little population covered by Europeans and Indo-Caribbeans. The best time to visit St. Lucia Island is from January to April where their is very little or no rain. But after that, from May to November, rain becomes a inevitable part of life..
As I mentioned, there are volcanoes that you can visit but along with that, there are Botanical Gardens, Pigeon Islands, National Park and rain forests. But wait a minute, this article will not be complete without the mention of music.. for Caribbean or West Indian people, music plays a major part of their life and if you have watched cricket matches that are played there, you must have seen them always dancing and smiling...
Thats the life to West Indies. People have kept alive their oral tradition of African rhythms combined with European dances like the Quadrille, Polka, and Waltz. S. Lucia speciality are the dances like Moolala, Grande Ronde and La Comette. For more on music of Caribbean, or specially St. Lucia, I have found this for you.
As far as the cricket ground at St Lucia is concerned, it is set in 22 acres beneath the hills, the 13 000-capacity stadium is highlighted by modern infrastructure, including four stands with bucket-type seating, 18 hospitality suites and a fashionable pavilion that contains large dressing-rooms and lounges for both teams.
Its outfield, a perfect oval, is predictably lush green. Located close to the lively tourist resort of Rodney Bay on the island's north-east coast, the stadium, when completed, should also have two turf and two artificial practice pitches behind the pavilion, along with catering facilities and public conveniences that can be used outside of match days.
The price tag of the stadium is EC$40 million (about BDS$32 million) and is funded by the Government-run St Lucia National Lotteries.