$750,000 to refurbish Sir Frank Worrell centre
Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.
Port of Spain, Trinidad - A major refurbishment of the Sir Frank Worrell Development Centre at Balmain, Couva costing approximately $750,000 is in the planning stage and will soon be undertaken.
Dubbed the nursery of TT cricket talent, the project will be the first phase of a huge initiative to bring the National Cricket Centre up to par with accepted standards and will allow the facility to host international matches.
According to Baldath Mahabir, TT Cricket Board executive member and a TT representative on the West Indies Cricket Board, the SFWDC will undergo a major overhaul.
“New nets will be installed, the electrical system will be updated, the rooms will be converted from communal style to self-contained units, the ceiling will be redone and a general upgrading will take place,” said Mahabir.
The National Cricket Centre remains the only facility owned and maintained by a national sports organsation in Trinidad and Tobago. The First Citizens Clarke Road president said the work will also extend to the outfield and wicket to allow for better drainage and to bring the playing area up to international standards.