ICC Nissan Trophy Tour set to champion local heroes

ICC Nissan Trophy Tour set to champion local heroes
  • 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

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 click here.

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