Vic Falls to get cricket oval


Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) managing director Ozias Bvute yesterday announced that the cricket governing body will soon construct a new cricket ground in the resort town of Victoria Falls.
The ground, Bvute told Cricinfo, will have a capacity of 12 000 fans and will be of Test standard.
It will be the first such major site outside Harare and Bulawayo, and will utilise the latest ecologically-friendly features. Approval has been obtained from the local authorities and ZC is now working with architects on the final design. The board hopes tenders will go out by the end of August.
“Victoria Falls is a wonderful location,” Bvute said.”Its climatic conditions create the ideal environment for year-round cricket and its status as an international heritage site and one of the amazing wonders of the world will add to the excitement of teams visiting it.
“Victoria Falls has always been a fascinating destination for visiting teams and they will undoubtedly revel at the prospect of playing between the mighty falls and surrounding wildlife.”
“The ongoing 2010 World Cup means that the eyes of the world are focused on Africa as a sports tourism destination more than ever before and as one of the most loved sports in the world, it is only right that we play our part in making Zimbabwe a sporting destination of choice.” Bvute is currently in Singapore where is attending the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting alongside his boss Peter Chingoka.