- Field should be accessible by May
Upgrading works at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground are progressing smoothly and the field should be accessible for use by May. The Mackenzie Sports Club Ground will be transformed into a multipurpose facility, which will meet International Cricket Council (ICC) standards.
The works include raising the outfield, laying an international standard pitch, automated water sprinklers and installation of ICC- standard floodlights. Underground drains will also be installed which will allow for sporting activities to be executed even during inclement weather.
Additional stands will also be constructed to accommodate international cricket. The upgrading works is being funded through a grant from China. When upgraded, the facility will be transformed into a national stadium, with additional and modern bleachers. It is expected to facilitate a variety of sporting disciplines such as Cricket, Football and Athletics.
On his most recent visit to Linden, President Irfaan Ali visited MSC Ground and engaged the contractors and other officials, where he was briefed on the construction process. He expressed satisfaction with the way the works are being executed.
The Mackenzie Sports Club Ground was gifted to the community of Linden by the bauxite company and was the main sporting facility in Linden.
Meanwhile the synthetic material is expected to be layed soon at the Bayroc Community Centre Ground.
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