Jacobs supports cricket stadium

POSTED: 02/11/13 2:44 PM

St. Maarten – Sports Minister Silveria Jacobs said on Friday that the cricket association of St. Maarten has never asked the government for subsidy to build a new cricket stadium and that the initiative is supported by the private sector. The minister highlighted the Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket program as an excellent example of the private sector taking the lead role and being very involved in sports and youth development.

“Seeing the resurgence of cricket as an important sport in the region and the world, it behooves St. Maarten to have a top of the line cricket stadium so that we can also benefit from this as well as allow our own athletes to perform at the local level.”

Jacobs said that her ministry wants to continue working with the association on the development of a cricket stadium.

“The location of the stadium has not been set in stone, as far as I understand projections for that filling were done many years ago and approved back then. So I don’t know what power we will have to stop or turn back those legislations.”

She said that the government is also looking at alternate locations and has been in discussion with the Plantz family to have land for overall youth and sport development. A national theatre, a cricket stadium and a possible elementary and secondary school could all be developed on the Plantz property, the minister said.

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