Summer celebration of cricket to tour regional NSW

Published 18th November, 2014 in Sport & Recreation

A summer celebration of cricket will be coming to sports grounds across regional NSW in the lead up to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Minister and athletes on field
Minister for Regional Tourism John Barilaro, Australian cricket legend Michael Bevan and NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant.

The Home Ground Cricket Tour will promote cricket across the State, giving people the opportunity to see exhibits from the world-famous Bradman Cricket Museum at 27 locations across NSW.

Each of the locations will be a celebration site, where the local community can enjoy highlights from previous ICC Cricket World Cups and live cricket broadcasts on the big screen at the end of each day.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Troy Grant said the tour is a chance for people from regional communities to get involved in the lead up to the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.

“There is no better time to be a cricket fan in NSW, and I hope people across the State get along to their local sporting ground when the Home Ground Cricket Tour comes to town.”

“This tour to Regional NSW will encourage people to secure their tickets now for a trip to Australia’s home of cricket, the Sydney Cricket Ground, which will host five games including Australia versus Sri Lanka on Sunday 8 March, followed by a quarter and a semi-final,” Mr Grant said.

The tour will visit 27 towns from December through to February. For more information about the tour, including events locations and details, view the Sydney.nsw website.

Published 18th November, 2014 in Sport & Recreation