A report is expected to be submitted to the board of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) regarding the future of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba at month's end.
Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal yesterday disclosed information received from UDeCOTT's media manager Roxanne Stapleton-Whyms.
The information stated, "Consultants are currently engaged in conducting a complete conditions survey at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy (BLCA) which includes architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil surveys.
"A report on the findings of these surveys, with supporting documentation are due for submission to UDeCOTT at the end of this month, March 31, which will be reviewed by the board and then submitted to Cabinet, which will decide on the way forward."
Last August, Moonilal said the sporting facility would undergo extensive technical and scientific work before hosting its first game. Moonilal said an additional $150 million would be required to complete the cricket academy that will be used for international cricket.
In July, UDeCOTT stated the cricket academy would be completed by the end of 2013.
Construction on the stadium, part of the Tarouba Sporting Complex conceived in 1999, began in 2007 and was expected to be completed in time to host matches for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
The project, which became the subject of a Commission of Enquiry after multiple delays, cost overruns, and claims of corruption, was cited in a lawsuit filed against former executive chairman of UDeCOTT, Calder Hart.
The cost of the project has passed $800 million.