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Indoor Cricket World Cup kicks off this weekend

14 October 2014

Indoor Cricket World Cup kicks off this weekend

Hutt Indoor Sports Centre at Hutt Park is set to host around 350 players from seven countries for the 2014 Indoor Cricket World Cup.

The tournament, which is held every three years, will run from Sunday 19-Saturday 25 October 2014, featuring over 100 games between seven countries - Australia, England, India, South Africa, Singapore, Wales and New Zealand.

Mayor Ray Wallace said, “It’s great to host an international tournament in Hutt City.

“We have a lot of fantastic recreational facilities, which we are pleased to share.

“Good luck to all the teams, particularly the New Zealand men’s, which I’m proud to say is captained by Hutt local Leigh Kelly.”

Indoor Cricket World Cup teams will compete across four divisions; men’s, women’s, boys under 20s and girls under 20s.

Wednesday will feature a trans-Tasman clash where all twenty games will be played between New Zealand and Australia.

Full details of tournament draw times, matches and tickets are atwww.huttvalleynz.com/icwc2014 or by phoning Hutt Indoor Sports on 04 589 4888.

A fast and furious version of the gentile outdoor sport, indoor cricket was devised in the early 1980s in Australia.

Former Black Caps, Scott Styris, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Simon Doull, Andre Adams, Iain O'Brien and Brendon Diamanti all represented New Zealand at indoor cricket before they made their outdoor international debuts.

All four finals will be live streamed over the internet to Fox Sports Australia and Supersport in South Africa with ball by ball commentary from former Black Caps, Craig Cummings and Scott Styris. In New Zealand a half hour highlights package will screen during the innings break of the New Zealand vs South Africa ODI in Hamilton on Monday 27 October.

The Hutt Indoor Sports Centre was opened in 2012 and features six courts and facilities at Hutt Indoor Sports - 93 Hutt Park Road, Moera, Lower Hutt.

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