Vaccinated fans in the region returned to cricket for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when 400 fully vaccinated spectators were allowed for each day of the second Test against South Africa at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St. Lucia last week.
The move is part of a pilot project initiated by the St. Lucia government in collaboration with Cricket West Indies and the St. Lucia Cricket Association and marks a major milestone for the sport which has been played behind closed doors over the year-and-a-half, in keeping with the bio-secure bubble created for each series.
Fans who were 18 years and over were advised that they must have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on or before June 4.
While admission was free, persons had to present valid proof of vaccination along with photo identification before receiving their ticket for entry.
CWI chief executive officer Johnny Grave said the government of St. Lucia had initiated this pilot project which will allow the safe return of fans to watch international cricket for the first time in the West Indies since the start of COVID-19.