Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Rain not stopping Pic-O-de-Crop Finals

The finals is slated for Saturday night at Kensington Oval.

The finals is slated for Saturday night at Kensington Oval.

Over the last few days, the inclement weather has forced the cancellation and postponement of some Crop Over events but no matter the weather conditions, the MQI Pic-O-De-Crop finals will take place tomorrow night.

This assurance came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, as he spoke to the media on the sidelines of a site visit at Queen’s House in Queen's Park in preparation for CARIFESTA XIII. Lashley said although the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has not developed a contingency plan, he is confident the venue can handle heavy showers. 

“We expect that even with rain we will still have a finals. In terms of the covering we have and of course you know with Kensington Oval the field drains very well.”

Lashley also said based on ticket sales for the event, the NCF anticipates there will be record numbers at Kensington Oval, in spite of adverse weather conditions.

“There is a buzz and that signals to me that we will have a good Crop Over and we expect that the finals will be heavily subscribed. There has really been a renewed interest in the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals and the quality of calypsos and the competitiveness of the calypsonians has certainly brought about an attentive field in terms of persons who want to be there at Kensington Oval.”

The finals will see defending Pic-O-De-Crop Queen, Aziza, battle it out against the likes of AC, iWeb, Donella, and Edwin Yearwood who has been absent from the competition for 20 years, among others. 

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