Cricket makes a Great Exhibition of itself

From the ECB
The England and Wales Cricket Board launches the 2009 International and Domestic Season with representatives from the England team, England women’s team and County Clubs and the recreational game.

As the most action packed season of cricket arrives in England and Wales with over 500 County games, the West Indies Tour, the ICC World T20, two NatWest Series and two NatWest International Twenty20 games, a NatWest Women’s Series and, with less than 100 days until the npower Ashes Series returns for England’s men and women’s teams, this great season will be officially launched on Tuesday, April 7, under the official title of ‘The Great Exhibition’.

Date: Tuesday, April 7

Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground (please report to the North Gate)

Timing: 09.00am: Press arrivals and sign-in at the Media Centre
09.45am: Introduction to the Great Exhibition – Will Collinson, ECB Head of Marketing
9.50am: Q&A on The Great Exhibition (open to all media)
10:15 am: ‘Human Wagon Wheel’ photocall to take place with Andrew Strauss and County players
10.30 – 10.50am Broadcast interviews pitch side
10.50-12pm Written media interviews

Players attending on the day include England internationals, Charlotte Edwards and County Captains Shaun Udal, Jamie Dalrymple, Ian Westwood and Alex Gidman; and players from all County teams including Glen Chapple and Matt Wood.

The ECB would like to invite you to be part of this momentous summer of cricket by joining us at the launch of The Great Exhibition where an incredible 300 cricket fans will come together at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s, with members of the England Cricket team and the victorious England Women’s team to create a human wagon wheel.

The media day will incorporate the following activity:

Press briefing regarding The Great Exhibition by Will Collinson, ECB, Head of Marketing
Human Wagon Wheel photocall with 300 cricket fans (photographic platform and cherry picker will be provided to capture this shot).
Q&A interview opportunities with England internationals, leading County players and the England Women’s cricket team to discuss The Great Exhibition and the summer of cricket.

For more information, interview requests and to receive relevant passes please contact:

Lindsey Evans or Abbie Hughes
Telephone: 0207 632 4800/Email:


Andrea Wiggins, ECB Media Relations Officer on 020 7432 1274/07774 476400

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