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Olympic Stadium overlooked for World Cup dates


Filed: Thursday, 26th April 2018
By: Staff Writer


The Olympic Stadium will NOT be used as one of the 11 venues to stage matches in next summer's Cricket World Cup, it has been confirmed.

Despite lengthy negotiations in recent weeks and months during which the Stratford arena was mooted as a possible venue, it was announced today that the stadium will not be used by the England & Wales Cricket Board from May to June 2019.

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The stadium, which enjoyed a capacity of 80,000 for 2012 Games can comfortably seat more than twice as many spectators as the largest stadium chosen - Lords, which has a capacity of some 30,000 - but has been overlooked for unknown reasons.

The possibility of its use had initially been raised by the International Cricket Council, who are said to have been encouraged by the use of large stadiums in Australia and New Zealand at the last tournament in 2015.

As a result, the Final will be hosted at Lords on 14 July. The 11 venues selected to host the ten-team World Cup by the E&WCB are as follows: Bristol; Cardiff; Chester-le-Street; Edgbaston; Headingley; Lord's; Old Trafford; The Oval; Taunton; Trent Bridge and Southampton.





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