International Cricket Coming to Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium

Author:  Lahoma Scarlette
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has entered into an agreement with Worldwide Sports Management to exclusively manage and promote international cricket events at the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill.  The Stadium is the only International Cricket Council (ICC) certified cricket stadium in the United States. The item, sponsored by Commissioner Holness at the June 6th Commission meeting, confirms that the Stadium will host multiple international events on a yearly basis. 

"Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium was built specifically to meet ICC standards, and this agreement will allow the stadium to fully meet its promise of bringing international events to Broward County on a regular basis. I look forward to working with Broward County, ICC and the international cricket boards in bringing international cricket to Greater Fort Lauderdale which will draw significant devoted fans from all over the United States and the world," said Kris Persaud, President of Worldwide Sports Management.

"Broward County has now stepped onto the international stage. Cricket is a major sport loved by billions of people around the world. Games will be televised back to the countries of the visiting teams which will showcase Broward County for tourism and economic opportunities," said Commissioner Dale Holness.

The Stadium located at Central Broward Regional Park is a main event field and stadium with 5,000 covered seats with the ability to accommodate approximately 10,000 additional spectators, providing a venue capable of hosting a variety of local, national, and international sporting events. Central Broward Regional Park contains other amenities including a field house, multi-purpose fields, netball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, a water playground, swimming instruction pool, paddleboats, picnic shelters, pavilions, nature trail, and playgrounds.