ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):
The popular Party Stand is set to return for the Barbados leg of England’s Twenty20 and Test tour of the Caribbean, but patrons will find themselves facing tight COVID-19 protocols as positive cases here continue to rise.
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Tickets for the carnivalesque section of Kensington Oval went on sale Wednesday but Cricket West Indies (CWI) said a cap of 600 would be placed on fans, who would need to be fully vaccinated and also produce a negative rapid antigen test “from an approved Barbados government provider”, taken within 48 hours of the start of the match.
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Fans will also need to remain masked unless eating and drinking and Party Stand organisers, a local entertainment group called Power by Four, will be collaborating with CWI, the Barbados Cricket Association and Kensington Oval management, to ensure the availability of testing close to the Bridgetown venue.
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“The party stand has become a memorable and vibrant part of watching the West Indies in the Caribbean,” said CWI’s commercial director, Dominic Warne
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