Sydney – Cricket fans in Bowral in Australia, had an opportunity to take a close look and also photos with the illustrious Cricket world cup trophy.
Acting NSW Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Troy Grant welcomed the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup Trophy to Bowral, which has been brought as part of Home Ground Cricket Tour ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
NSW will play a major part in the staging of the World Cup, with the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) hosting three pool matches including South Africa v West Indies, Australia v Sri Lanka, England v Afghanistan, as well as quarter and semi-final matches.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is proud to support the World Cup, and with an expected visitor spend of $28 million it is sure to make a large contribution to the local visitor economy” said Mr. Grant.
Mr Troy Grant was joined by Member for Wollondilly, Jai Rowell and former Australian cricketer Andy Bichel, who took part in clinics and activities with local cricketers.
“The World Cup is just around the corner, and it is great to see the tournament being promoted in regional areas through the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour and the Home Ground Cricket Tour” Mr Grant said while encouraging cricket fans in regional areas to book their tickets early to see major cricketing event.
Local cricketers participated in drills and games run by Cricket NSW, viewed ICC Cricket World Cup memorabilia from the Bradman Museum, watched test cricket on the big screen and posed for photos with the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Member for Wollondilly Jai Rowell said it was terrific to see so many local cricket fans of all ages brushing up their skills at the legendary Bradman Oval.
“Cricket plays a vital role in regional communities like Bowral, and it is nice to see local cricketers taking part in games and clinics today. With the tournament just a month or so away, it was also exciting to see the World Cup Trophy.”
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said she was thrilled Bowral was one of 27 lucky regional towns visited on the tour.
“I am proud the NSW Government has brought a summer celebration of cricket to the community and I am delighted families have got involved with fantastic activities by Cricket NSW,” Ms Goward said.