ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
The World Cup summer of cricket is now underway and Napier is right in the thick of the action.
Napier is one of 14 host cities across New Zealand and Australia for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, with McLean Park the venue for three pool matches:
|Wednesday 4 March 2015||Pakistan v United Arab Emirates||Day / Night Match|
|Sunday 8 March 2015||New Zealand v Afghanistan||Day Match|
|Sunday 15 March 2015||West Indies v United Arab Emirates||Day Match|
About the Tournament
The eleventh ICC Cricket World Cup is being co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia from 14 February to 29 March 2015. New Zealand hosts 23 of the 49 matches, with three pool matches in each of the seven New Zealand host cities: Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. There are also seven host cities in Australia.
Wellington hosts a quarter-final - New Zealand's, should they qualify - and Auckland a semi-final. All fourteen competing teams will play at least one pool match in New Zealand.
There are $5 children's tickets available to all pool matches and adult tickets start at just $20. For trophy tour, match and ticketing information see www.cricketworldcup.com.
About the NZ Trophy Tour
It's been 22 years since New Zealand last hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1992 and there will be as many days spent travelling the length and breadth of the country on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand Trophy Tour. This epic journey will start in Auckland on 6 November - 100 days out from the opening match at Hagley Oval - and then move north to Kaitaia before beginning a long route down the country to the last event in Invercargill on 27 November.
The trophy tour will be coming to Napier on Friday 14 November, with an event to be held at Napier Aquarium from 6.00am to 10.00am.
It will feature an interactive exhibition on the history of the tournament, cricket skills challenges, giveaways and the chance to get a free photo with the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy. Fans can also expect to meet a cricketing hero.
Key facts about the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy
- Made from silver and gold.
- Stands at 60cm tall and weighs 13kg.
- Designed and crafted in London by Garrard & Co, who also made the America’s Cup and English Premier League Trophy.
- Has a golden globe of the world on which all continents are represented. The globe signifies a cricket ball and is help up by three silver columns shaped as stumps and bails. The columns represent the three fundamentals of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding.
You can find more information about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the official website.