Adrian Frater, News Editor
After making an allowance on Sunday to facilitate the Wray & Nephew National Premier League (NPL) game between Seba United and Boys' Town, chairman of the Jarrett Park Management Com-mittee (JPMC), Adrian Grant, said the park is now officially closed to football and will not facilitate any additional games.
"That is it. We took down the goal post this morning and all the relevant parties are aware of the fact that we will not have anymore games until after we have met our obligations to cricket," said Grant. "We have started spreading sand on the outfield today and have also started preparatory work on the pitch."
Jarrett Park, which is home to NPL outfits Wadadah FC and Seba United, was initially closed on December 31 as a part of an arrangement between the JPMC and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to have the facility ready to host warm-up matches ahead of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
However, when a promise by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to have the unfinished Catherine Hall Stadium upgraded to facilitate the football teams fell through, pressure was brought to bear on the JPMC, hence the granting of per-mission for Sunday's game between Seba United and Boys' Town.
Orville Powell, president of the St. James Football Association (StJFA), who was instrumental in getting the JMPC to make the park available for last weekend's game, said he would not be making further effort...