Wilson draws attention to several elements or possible hazards which may cause the tournament to be a massive failure. These include:
- Bad organisation
- Inadequate or incomplete infrastructure
- Poor transport both between countries and on the ground (the online and print versions of the Australian report are accompanied by two different photos of several players emerging from an aircraft which looks to my untutored eye like a Fokker Friendship or Dash 8).
- Disease (inc HIV/AIDS)
- Bureaucratic bumbling over issuing visas, especially to Australian, India, Pakistan and NZ citizens who are required to pay $130 for a visa allowing entry to all the venue nations for the duration of the tournament.
Update: later on 4 March.
TheABC reports that a light aircraft crashed near the Australian team as they were practising in St Vincent. Apparently there were no serious injuries to the occupants.