Monday, March 12, 2007
Assistant Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington said he was pleased that the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup went without any major incident. The ceremony took place at the newly built Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium in Jamaica last Sunday. Ellington's deputy, Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of traffic, Elan Powell, was just as pleased, stating everything went well, from the access control pre-event security procedures, to traffic management for the function. The ceremony was attended by the 16 participating teams and more than 15,000 spectators. Powell stated that the VIPs and all the teams got there on time and safely. The efficient manner in which the traffic was dealt with was a direct result of four warm up games the force worked the week prior to the opening ceremony.