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ICC Nissan Trophy Tour set to champion Somerset local heroes

Heroes will become champions as part of the ICC Nissan Trophy Tour, as fans from Somerset get the opportunity to nominate people that deserve to be recognised for their contribution to cricket and the wider community.

Whether it’s the groundsman at a local club, a teacher/coach that inspires people to take up cricket, or a youngster who is dedicated to developing his/her cricketing skills, the Trophy Tour will champion them. People can nominate by clicking here.  Winners will receive two tickets to a ICC Champions Trophy 2017 or ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match.

The combined tour over 30 days during May will see the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup travel together for the first time ever to visit each of the seven host cities for the two tournaments.

It will start in Taunton on Tuesday May 2nd and finish at The Oval on Thursday June 1st for the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, England v Bangladesh. Both Trophies will be in Somerset on May 2nd and 3rd.

Chief Executive of the ICC, Dave Richardson, said: “For the first time ever we are combining the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup Nissan Trophy Tours meaning we can reach more fans than ever before.

“The Trophy Tour provides a wonderful opportunity to bring fans closer to the game and build excitement for back to back events in the U.K. this summer. It also gives us the chance to celebrate local heroes who are the real champions of our sport.”

The Trophy Tour will visit clubs, schools and iconic locations in Somerset to allow as many fans as possible to see the Trophies during the build up to the tournaments. Some of the highlights will include:

  • The trophy will be on display at Somerset’s Royal London One-Day Cup match against Kent on May 2nd.
  • A local school will be selected to be the Guard of Honour for the match and will also receive a special coaching session on the day.
  • The trophy will then be taken to two local schools where special assemblies will be delivered.

To see a full list of events, please click here

The ICC Champions Trophy has been on an international tour of the eight participating countries since the start of March. The Trophy started in India and is currently travelling around South Africa. The international tour will finish in Australia on 27 April before it comes to England and Wales to join with the ICC Women’s World Cup.

Tickets for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 are available to buy via www.icc-cricket.com/tickets.

During the competition seven matches will be played at the County Ground, Taunton.

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