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Kensington Oval re-opens as Barbados gears up for World Cup.

Excitement and anticipation filled the air as Bajans made their way to Kensington Oval on Feb. 17th for the official re-opening of the ground ahead of the World Cup of cricket.

Many chose the 'Park and Ride' option offered by the public transport service while others drove as close as they could to the Oval and completed the journey on foot. The event featured an exhibition match with a West Indies XI taking on an international team led by former English great Alec Stewart and including Waqar Younis, Devon Malcolm, and the Flower brothers.

While the day featured musical performances by top local artistes, the real stars of the day were the West Indies greats and Kensington itself.

Animated chatter filled the new stands as fans admired the new ground and reminisced about the 'good old days' of West Indies cricket. The exploits of Sir Viv, Ambrose and Walsh, Greenidge and Haynes and even the much criticized Richie Richardson were fondly recalled as these players took the fi…