Glamorgan are offering cricketers in Wales a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to warm up with some of the world’s best batsmen ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.
As one of three UK venues chosen to host this global showpiece competition, Glamorgan is calling for talented cricketers to come forward to help participating teams prepare for the much-anticipated tournament.
Glamorgan are looking for top league or amateur bowlers to net with some of the world’s best batsmen in a series of training sessions running from the end of May to early June.
Dan Cherry, Stadium Manager for Glamorgan said: “This is a dream come true for any avid sportsmen with players such as Dhoni, McCullum, Ab De Villiers and Chris Gayle scheduled to be in Wales in the coming weeks.
“This unique opportunity comes in the lead up to some of the biggest games of cricket Wales has ever staged.”
Held at the Cardiff Wales Stadium, the renamed home to Glamorgan Cricket for the duration of the tournament, and also at Newport Cricket Club, bowlers will not only be paid but also receive a free kit for participating.
With the first game already sold out, and a high demand for tickets across all games, Glamorgan has had to extend ticket office opening hours and recruit extra ticket staff to meet the surge in ticket request. Currently, only 2000 tickets remain for England against New Zealand on Father’s Day and the semi-final on 20 June now has fewer than 50% left, suggesting the tournament may be set to sell out for further events, even before the group stages.
It’s no surprise that interest in the tournament is gaining momentum; with Saturday’s weather set to be a scorcher, and the exciting prospect of witnessing the battle of big hitters between David Warner, Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle, the event promises to be a great family day out.
Anyone who is keen to test out their cricketing ability by offering their services as a netbowler should email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tickets for all matches are available from www.icc-cricket.com, by calling 08442492013 or from the stadium Office priced from £20 for adults and £5 for under-16s.
Match tickets for the two warm-ups in Cardiff, West Indies v Australia on June 1 and Australia v India on June 4 are also now available, priced £5 for children and £15 for adults in advance, £20 on the day.