Major security installations for Cricket World Cup

November 2002 News

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 organising committee is installing state-of-the-art security and crowd surveillance systems for the 54-match tournament which starts in Cape Town on 8 February next year.

Over 800 000 ticket holders are expected to attend the 44-day extravaganza and the organisers have taken every possible precaution to ensure a safe and secure environment.

Accordingly, tenders were called for in respect of the 15 stadia involved in staging the world cup. Of these, 12 are in South Africa, two in Zimbabwe and one in Kenya. Fifteen companies submitted proposals and AV Electronics was appointed sole supplier of surveillance systems for the venues. Projects director, Alex de Barros, is responsible for designing, installing and commissioning these sophisticated installations. He will also have full responsibility for their efficient maintenance and operation throughout the tournament. Commissioning is scheduled to take place at the end of this month.

Weighing in favour of AV Electronics was its proven track record in handling similar projects at the Phakisa race track in Welkom and Ellis Park, Johannesburg Stadium. On being awarded the multimillion contract, Gary Davids, director of AV Electronics, said: "Our past experience in handling projects of this type equips us to meet the challenges entailed. We are very aware of our responsibilities and can assure the cricket loving public that no effort will be spared to ensure that they enjoy the world cup matches in complete safety and security."

For more information contact Gary Davids, AV Electronics, 011 453 8663, [email protected]



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