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Edgbaston to host ICC Trophy fixtures





The launch of the ICC Champions Trophy event at Edgbaston, Birmingham Free Usage for publicity of the event
The launch of the ICC Champions Trophy event at Edgbaston, Birmingham Free Usage for publicity of the event

CRICKET

EDGBASTON Stadium, the home of Warwickshire CCC, has today been allocated five of the biggest fixtures in one of cricket’s most prestigious global tournaments, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Cricket’s two biggest rivalries are set to be renewed at Edgbaston in the ICC Champions Trophy with India against Pakistan on Sunday 4th June next year and England versus Australia on Saturday 10th June.

The venue also hosts New Zealand versus Australia on Friday 2nd June, Pakistan versus South Africa on Wednesday 7th June and the tournament’s second semi-final on Thursday 15th June.

Neil Snowball, chief executive of Warwickshire CCC, said: “The ICC Champions Trophy brings together the top eight one-day international teams in world cricket and to be awarded the biggest matches in the group stages is a massive coup for Edgbaston and Birmingham.

“Edgbaston hosted the same four group games, and the final, in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, which showcased the stadium’s revamped facilities to the international players, management and coaching teams, media, supporters and stakeholders within the game.

“We’re thrilled to play such a leading role in the tournament again and look forward to working with our city stakeholders to provide a very warm welcome to the thousands of visitors to Birmingham next summer.”

Players of India celebrate victory during the ICC Champions Trophy Final between England and India at Edgbaston in 2013.
Players of India celebrate victory during the ICC Champions Trophy Final between England and India at Edgbaston in 2013.

The ICC Champions Trophy will take place over 18 days from 1 to 18th June 2017, with 15 matches spread across the three host venues of Edgbaston, the Cardiff Wales Stadium and The Oval in London.

Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr John Clancy, said: "Once again Edgbaston is putting Birmingham on the global sporting map and, while guaranteed to excite cricket fans, these matches will also significantly boost our city economy."

The initial release of tickets for the ICC Champions Trophy will be made through a ballot, which will open on 1st September and close at the end of the month on 30th September. All remaining tickets will then go on general sale in October. Further details will be revealed at www.edgbaston.com.



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