Barbados pleased with music in stands
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 10 (IANS-CMC) World Cup organizers in Barbados are happy because rules governing the use of musical instruments in cricket stadiums have been relaxed.
"Fans will now be able to come up to the game, have their instruments examined and will be able to proceed unimpeded, and this is a good move," said Stephen Alleyne, chief executive of the Barbados Local Organising Committee (LOC).
The administrators bowed to public criticism and decided to do away with rules that made it mandatory for fans to get permission well in advance to bring their musical instruments.
Now fans will also be allowed to leave the grounds and re-enter as they like.
Alleyne explained: "Whatever regulations were in place were done in good faith. Many people have suggested there should have been adjustments. There now has to be a thorough operation to prevent fraud and this is now being worked on."
Barbados will host Super Eight matches in the World Cup starting Wednesday at the revamped Kensington Oval.