|QPCC REMAINS COMMITTED... JAMAICA BRINGING FANS ON CHARTER FLIGHT
The Jamaican National Team, fresh from a 5-1 win over St Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday in Kingston, will arrive here on Friday for Saturday's friendly international against the hosts.
And arriving at 3pm on Saturday on a chartered flight will be JFF President Captain Horace Burrell along with other dignitaries and 130 Jamaican fans out of Montego Bay.
"We see this as an extremely important game to help both countries prepare for the start of our qualifying campaign. This is arguably the region's biggest rivalry and we Jamaica will be coming all out to put yet another defeat on Trinidad and Tobago following it's loss to England on Sunday," Burrell stated.
Meantime, Queens Park Cricket Club official Bruce Aanensen, in a note to TTFF Special Advisor Jack Warner, stated that the QPCC would still be committed towards making its venue available to the TTFF following the decision to shift the match to the Marvin Lee Stadium for Saturday’s friendly against Jamaica. This came about due to the extreme hardness at the centre of the playing area, near the cricket turfs. Mobile stands which will accommodate up to 4,000 fans will be added to the Macoya venue for Saturday’s encounter.
“Thanks Jack. We do understand the position of the technical staff, and have noted the venue change. The QPCC as you know is first of all an International cricket ground and we are still in the cricket season, which is the reason for the dry and hard nature of the square. Given the technical staff's position, we would suggest that a re-evaluation of the facility be done in August as we do believe that by this time the grass will have grown very well on the square and the rains will have softened it up sufficiently to make it a good surface for football. We at QPCC remain committed to hosting International football and providing our facility to the TTFF at a reasonable cost. We look forward to working with you in the future in the interest of T&T football,” Aanensen stated. (June 4,2008)