Antigua and Barbuda Declares March 27 Cricket Public Holiday
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007
The Antigua and Barbuda government have declared March 27, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to mark the country's hosting of its first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
A close analysis of the news reports of the recent declarations of one-off public holidays to mark the 2007 ICC World Cup grows in Saint Kitts and Nevis and now in Antigua and Barbuda, shows that one of the prime concerns was the fear of half-empty stands being seen on worldwide television.
Therefore, as nations of the Caribbean are always eyeing each other's moves, it would not be surprising if some of the countries, that are to hold the remaining matches of the world cup, followed suit by also declaring one-off holidays.
Looking at the 2007 Cricket World Cup schedule, these upcoming public holidays could be: Guyana (March 28 or 30 and April 3 or 9), Barbados (April 11, 13, 17 or 19) and Grenada (April 10, 12, 16, 18 or 20).
Based on past events, the first match day for each of these countries would probably be chosen (ie. March 28 in Guyana, April 11 in Barbados, and April 10 in Grenada), unless those countries that are hosting semi-finals and finals decide to make these matches dates public holidays instead (ie. Jamaica on April 24, Saint Lucia on April 25, and Barbados on April 28). As always, we will continue to report on these events.
Links and References
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