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Come Along for Cricket Countdown!

Come Along for Cricket Countdown!

Dunedin, 11 February 2014 – Cricket and the community are coming together in the heart of the city on Thursday morning.

An event to celebrate the countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being held in Dunedin’s Upper Octagon, starting at 10.30am, and everyone is welcome.

The Cricket World Cup begins in just over a year – on 14 February 2015 – with the first game in Dunedin being held on 17 February 2015.

To celebrate this special milestone, Cricket World Cup, the Dunedin City Council and Otago Cricket are staging a community event in the city. As part of the event, which will be attended by Cricket World Cup representatives, local cricket stars and junior cricketers, Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull will unveil the Dunedin countdown clock.

Mr Cull says, “This is a wonderful chance to build momentum for one of the world’s leading sporting events. The months are flying by and before you know it, we will have the thrill of seeing some of the best players in the world going head-to-head in our backyard.”

Dunedin City Council Events Special Projects Co-ordinator Tammy Jackman says, “This is going to be a great occasion and we really encourage people to come along and see what we have in store! There will also be an opportunity to win prizes.”

Otago Cricket Chief Executive Ross Dykes says, “Given the recent success of our team against India, I can see us getting back to the euphoria of the 1992 World Cup in Australasia.”

The fact the Black Caps will play in Dunedin early on in the tournament will be a huge boost for Dunedin and Otago, he says.

Some Otago Volts players, including a couple of Black Caps, will be at the Octagon event on Thursday.

Countdown events are being held in host cities around the country on Thursday. The events are being held a day ahead of the exact ‘one year to go’ date because of the New Zealand v India test match in Wellington, which starts on Friday.

Cricket World Cup tickets go on sale to the public at 2pm on Friday, with $5 kids’ tickets to all pool matches and adult prices starting at $20 for most games.

The matches will be held across Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015. Dunedin is one of seven New Zealand cities which will host matches. All Dunedin matches will be played at the highly-regarded University Oval.

For more details, visit www.dunedin.govt.nz/cricketworldcup.

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