Volunteers sign-up in record numbers

Thursday 26th January 2017
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Written by Danny Painter

Volunteers have signed up in record numbers for the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup, with fixtures taking place at The 3aaa County Ground.

Derby have been selected as one of  five venues for this summer’s ICC Women’s World Cup and will host eight fixtures, including a semi-final on Thursday 20 July.

When the registration deadline passed, the ranks of potential Cricketeers, as the volunteers will be known, had reached over 2,400, going beyond the target set by the organisers. This year there will be 1,500 Cricketeers working across both tournaments in eight different venues.

Steve Elworthy, Director of the ICC tournaments, said: “The response has been fantastic. We are thrilled with the number of people who want to play such important roles at this summer’s ICC global events.

“Every Cricketeer will be vital to the success of the competitions in what will be the biggest summer of cricket ever staged in England and Wales. There is a great tradition of volunteering to support sporting events in this country and this is no different.

“As we saw during the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, when we launched the popular Cricketeer programme, the people have turned out because they care about making these global events a resounding success and they will be among the real stars of the tournaments.”

Spanning over a two-month period, the Cricketeers will gain a unique experience working across key areas of two global sporting events, ranging from spectator services to accreditation. Roles will vary from meeting and greeting the spectators, supporting on/off field entertainment, to media operations.

Chris Tetley, Head of Events at the ICC, said: “The Cricketeers will be the face of the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup and with that comes a unique opportunity to be part of two global sporting events.”

The ICC Champions Trophy will be played at Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval between 1-18 June 2017 and the ICC Women’s World Cup will be staged during June/July at Bristol, Derby, Leicester and Taunton with the final at Lord’s on 23 July.

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