Champions Trophy Comes To Newport Cricket Club
Newport Cricket Club are preparing for the biggest event in the club's history. An army of volunteers, including junior and senior members, descended on Spytty Park over the course of the weekend to help with preparations in readiness for four International teams to use the ground as a Training Base in readiness for the Champions Trophy Tournament, which starts on June 6th at the Cardiff Stadium.
South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the West Indies will all visit the club during the tournament. England had been pencilled in for a visit, but a prior engagement means they'll now be elsewhere.
The banners on display around the ground add to an already impressive setting, on a ground which
is already looking in magnificent condition.
Club spokesman, Mike Knight said, 'It's an honour and a privilege for the club to be chosen as
host to 4 International Teams, what cricket clubs can claim to have done that! The whole club
is really excited at the prospect of seeing the top International stars training in readiness for
one of cricket's biggest tournaments. I'm sure the training camps will remain in everyone's
memory for the rest of their lives! ..... bring it on'
Big hitting, West Indies star Chris Gayle will hopefully be one of the West Indian stars to visit
Click on the picture below for more Champions Trophy news, including an interview with another
Newport CC official.
The ICC Champions Trophy is expected to be broadcast to an audiece of 1.5 billion.
'It's a fantastic feeling to think that Newport Cricket Club will play just a small part in such an amazing
sporting event,' Knight added.
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Members wishing to find out the full itinery of Training Sessions are asked to contact club officials.