Charlotte Edwards launches the ICC Nissan Trophy Tour in Taunton

ICC World Cup winning captain Charlotte Edwards was at the Cooper Associates County Ground today to help launch the ICC Nissan Trophy Tour.

The former England skipper has been appointed as an ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 which being held in England and Wales this summer and had a busy time in Taunton.

The ICC Women’s World Cup and ICC Champion’s Trophy were both on display at the Cooper Associates County Ground for our Royal London One-Day Cup match against Kent and Charlotte took part in an assembly and a special fun coaching session with Holy Trinity Primary School who then acted as Guard of Honour for the match.

She then posed for photos with supporters and signed autographs before heading to the Media Centre to help the BBC with their match commentary.

During the afternoon she teamed up with the Somerset Cricket Board as the trophies were taken to Selworthy School and Lyngford Primary School for specially arranged assemblies.

Regarding her day in Taunton she said: “Today has gone really well.  It was brilliant doing some things with the school children and I’ve loved my visit.  I’ve always enjoyed coming to Somerset and I can’t wait to get down here later this summer.  There was a good crowd at the game today and the sun was shining so it couldn’t have gone better.

“It’s going to be a great Women’s World Cup and there are going to be some fantastic games, particularly here at Taunton.   Australia against West Indies on June 26th could very well be the game of the tournament.”

As part of the tour the trophies will visit each of the seven host venues during May, stopping of at clubs, schools and iconic locations to allow as many fans as possible to see the trophies during the build up to the tournaments.

Taunton will be staging seven matches during the ICC Women’s World Cup:

Monday 26 June – Australia v West Indies

Thursday 29 June – West Indies v India

Sunday 2 July – England v Sri Lanka

Thursday 6 July – New Zealand v West Indies

Saturday 8 July – New Zealand v Pakistan

Wednesday 12 July – Sri Lanka v South Africa

Saturday 15 July – South Africa v Australia

Tickets for the ICC Women’s World Cup are available by clicking here

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