No bottled drinks likely at Queens Park

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec. 31, (Reuters)—

A ban on the use of bottles and glass containers for serving refreshments at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain is likely to be introduced before the touring Australian cricketers play matches there in March and April.

The ban is one of 12 recommendations made by a former Commissioner of Police, Mr. G.T.W. Carr, who was appointed by the Trinidad and Tobago government to investigate events leading up to a riot at the Oval last September in which a number of people were injured by bottles and glasses.

The riot occurred prior to a soccer match between a national side and the Santos team from Brazil in which Pele was the star player.

A representative of the firm holding the concession for drinks at the Oval said yesterday they planned to purchase special equipment for dispensing drinks in plastic containers.

The Australians play two Tests against the West Indies and a match against Trinidad and Tobago at Queen's Park Oval during their tour.