South Australians will have a unique opportunity to see the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy firsthand as it travels around the State this week ahead of next year’s tournament.
Shadow Minister for Recreation and Sport Tim Whetstone is encouraging sporting fans across South Australia to take part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 SA Trophy Tour starting today and running until 30 November 2014.
“It has been more than 22 years since South Australia last held a Cricket World Cup match so it is very exciting to have cricket’s ultimate one day prize in our state,” Mr Whetstone said.
“South Australian sporting fans can have their photo taken with arguably cricket’s most prestigious prize.”
The World Cup trophy is in Port Augusta today with Adelaide, Glenelg and Nuriootpa to also play host to the cricket trophy.
“I applaud the International Cricket Council for taking the trophy on tour, particularly into regional South Australia,” Mr Whetstone said.
“Many South Australians living in regional areas may not be able to travel to the World Cup matches but will get an opportunity to see the coveted trophy.
“Cricket participation in South Australia has reached almost 100,000 with growth of 33 per cent over the past four years and the Cricket World Cup experience is expected to fuel that interest.”
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 SA Trophy Tour:
Stop 1 – Monday, 24 November 2014, 9am-4pm, Port Augusta (ETSA Oval, Parham Road)
Stop 2 – Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10am-4pm, Victoria Square
Stop 3 – Saturday, 29 November 2014, 11am-6pm, Glenelg (Mosley Square Foreshore Lawns, Jetty Road)
Stop 4 – Sunday, 30 November 2014, 11am-2pm, Wolf Blass Winery (90 Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa)