The most coveted trophy in international cricket reaches Hamilton tomorrow.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Trophy Tour will arrive at Casey’s Garden – next to Seddon Park - where the region’s fans will have a chance to have their photo taken with the trophy and take advantage of fan giveaways.
Hamilton City Councillor Rob Pascoe, the city’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador, says the four-hour trophy tour event kicks off at 10am, and includes a range of cricket-themed activities for visitors.
“The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 team has come up with some great skill-based challenges for cricketers young and old to enjoy, and for the serious fans, there’s a large truck with an interactive display exploring the history of the tournament and New Zealand’s involvement in it,” Cr Pascoe says.
Cr Pascoe says former New Zealand cricketer Chris Harris – one of the sport’s most popular all-rounders and part of the 1992 tournament – will also be in attendance.
Hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup is a once-in-a-generation event, and
Hamilton’s Seddon Park hosts three matches as part of cricket’s showpiece international tournament. They are:
- 15 February– Zimbabwe vs South Africa
- 10 March – India vs Ireland
- 13 March – New Zealand vs Bangladesh
For more information on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, visit www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup, and to find out about the local delivery of the tournament, visit www.hamilton.govt.nz/worldcup