As Dominica prepares to host the 2017 Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Test Series decider between Pakistan and West Indies, the government of Dominica through the Ministry of Sports continues its investment in sports development on the island.
A new state of the art electronic scoreboard was installed ahead of the third 3rd Test match to played from May 10 to 14. This new electronic scoreboard, which cost EC$1.3 million or about US$481,000, replaces the original scoreboard, which was installed as part of the stadium construction nearly 10 years ago.
The new scoreboard is part of works being undertaken at the stadium in recent times to ensure that it continues to be the number one stop for international cricket. Only last week the roof of the East Stand was completely replaced at a cost of close to $400,000.
These developments at the stadium coupled with the proposed construction of an indoor sports arena, an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts at Portsmouth and Stock Farm, the covering of the Massacre hard court, the purchase of land at Warner for the construction of an all-weather track, and the lighting of playing fields island wide are all part of the sports development agenda.
The works on the covering of the Massacre hard court is expected to commence soon, with over $600,000 budgeted in this current fiscal year to undertake the project.