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ICC Nissan Trophy set to champion local heroes

13th April 2017

Categories: Latest News

  • ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup to tour together for first time

  • Trophy Tour to visit the seven host cities of both tournaments in England and Wales over 30 days

  • Starts on 2 May in Taunton and finishes at The Oval on 1 June

  • Details of public events in each city confirmed

  • Trophy Tour to champion local heroes. Nominate here

Heroes will become champions as part of the ICC Nissan Trophy Tour, as fans get the opportunity to nominate people that deserve to be recognised for their contribution to cricket and the wider community.

Whether it’s the groundsman at a local club or youngster who is dedicated to developing his or her cricketing skills, the Trophy Tour will champion them. People can nominate here. Winners will receive two tickets to ICC Champions Trophy 2017 or ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match.

The combined tour over 30 days during May will see the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup travel together for the first time ever to visit each of the seven host cities for the two tournaments.

It will start in Taunton on Tuesday 2 May and finish at The Oval on Thursday 1 June for the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, England v Bangladesh.

The other key dates are:

5, 6 and 11 May – Bristol

7 to 10 May – Cardiff

13 to 17 May – Birmingham

18 to 20 May – Derby

21 to 24 May – Leicester

25 to 31 May – London

As well as allowing fans to get close to the two trophies, the tour will also celebrate local heroes and help them become champions. People can nominate anyone they think deserve to be recognised for their contribution to cricket and the wider community.

ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, said: “For the first time ever we are combining the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup Nissan Trophy Tours meaning we can reach more fans than ever before.

“The Trophy Tour provides a wonderful opportunity to bring fans closer to the game and build excitement for back to back events in the UK this summer. It also gives us the chance to celebrate local heroes who are the real champions of our sport.”

The Trophy Tour will visit clubs, schools and iconic locations to allow as many fans as possible to see the Trophies during the build up to the tournaments. Some of the highlights will include:

2 May in Taunton – A visit to The County Ground for Somerset v Kent

5 May in Bristol – A visit to the County Ground for England v Ireland

10 May in Cardiff – Cricket in castles around South Wales

15 May in Birmingham – Attock Cricket Club will be host to the trophies for a special cricket event

20 May in Derby – The Trophies will be on display at the Intu Centre

21 May in Leicester – Leicestershire Caribbean Cricket Club will host the Trophies

27 May in London – A visit to Dulwich Cricket Festival

To see a full list of events, please visit https://www.icc-cricket.com/champions-trophy/tour/overview.  

The ICC Champions Trophy has been on an international tour of the eight participating countries since the start of March.

The Trophy started in India and is currently travelling around South Africa. The international tour will finish in Australia on 27 April before it comes to England and Wales to join with the ICC Women’s World Cup. Visit www.icc-cricket.com/champions-trophy/tour/overview for more information.

Tickets for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 are available to buy via www.icc-cricket.com/tickets.

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