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SBD Global/February 26, 2013/Events and Attractions

Council Sports Leader Morrison Pushes Wellington's 2015 Cricket World Cup Bid

It will be a few months before those behind Wellington's bid to host the 2015 cricket World Cup matches know if Monday's "whistle-stop tour was successful," according to Hamish Bidwell of FAIRFAX NZ NEWS. Representatives from the International Cricket Council and broadcaster ESPN visited Westpac Stadium, the Basin Reserve and Karori Park Monday, "as part of a nationwide inspection of playing and training facilities." The city council is "fronting Wellington's application, with assistance from Cricket Wellington." Council sport portfolio leader John Morrison said Westpac Stadium "should figure prominently" when the tournament begins in Feb. 2015. Morrison said, "It's a damn sight better than Eden Park and playing on a postage stamp, isn't it?" (FAIRFAX NZ NEWS, 2/26).
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