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TRADEWINDS seen as dress rehearsal for ICC World Cup

May 11, 2024

Acting Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Lovell says Exercise TRADEWINDS is essentially a dress rehearsal for how the army will be able to handle their duties for the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup.

Speaking at an Open Day at Paragon Base, Lieutenant Colonel Lovell stated that the exercise has been set up to test prospective problems that can be associated with the World Cup.

He also says some of the foreign assets that are on the island will remain here throughout the duration of the World Cup.

Lieutenant Colonel Lovell says while there are still some days to go until the end of Exercise TRADEWINDS, he is satisfied with what he has seen so far as it pertains to readiness of his troops and the other local departments.

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