WORLD CUP CRICKETEERS UNVEIL UNIFORM FOR 4,000-STRONG VOLUNTEER WORKFORCE
- Over 4,000 volunteers will wear the specially-designed uniforms at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019
- The kit will make the World Cup Cricketeers instantly recognisable to the hundreds of thousands attending the World Cup
- Head of Volunteers at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Mary Cahill: “The World Cup Cricketeers will be the go-to people for those needing assistance and this uniform will help them stand out from the crowd”
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 have today unveiled the uniform that will be worn by their record-breaking volunteer workforce at this year’s tournament.
The head-to-toe uniforms – which have been designed and produced by VBM and BDA – will be sported by 4,000+ ‘World Cup Cricketeers’ at this summer’s Cricket World Cup.
Volunteers will be the heartbeat of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, and with their specially-designed kit they will be instantly recognisable as the face of the tournament.
All volunteers will receive a bespoke polo shirt, softshell jacket, trousers, belt, cap, backpack and water bottle, as well as a pair of complementing New Balance trainers.
The kits were designed in line with the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 brand, which is underpinned by bold simplicity. The use of ‘Royal’ and ‘Spring’ colours gives the volunteers a unique image which will help to make them easily identifiable. The same colours will also be used for wayfinding signs and directions throughout Host Venues and cities at CWC19, offering a smooth spectator journey when looking for information and help.
Members of the World Cup Cricketeers team will receive their uniform at ‘The Run Up’ training sessions, which commence in February. Volunteers can keep their uniforms beyond CWC19, going a small way to thanking them for the important and tireless work they will do to help make the tournament a success.
Head of Volunteers at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Mary Cahill, said: “The unveiling of the uniform is a major key moment for the volunteer programme. It lets the team begin to visualise their roles, which we are preparing them for in training from February.
“We’re delighted to be able to share the stand-out uniform designs with those who will be wearing them this summer and hope they share our excitement about being the face of this summer’s World Cup.
“The World Cup Cricketeers will be the go-to people for those needing assistance at the Cricket World Cup, and the uniform helps set them out from the crowd, easily identifiable for anyone who requires assistance.”
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ABOUT THE ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019
- The tournament will run from 30 May to 14 July. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on 9 and 11 July respectively, while Lord’s will host the final on 14 July.
- 11 venues across England and Wales will be used, namely Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff (four matches), Bristol County Ground in Bristol (three matches), County Ground Taunton in Taunton (three matches), Edgbaston in Birmingham (five matches, including the second semi-final), Hampshire Bowl in Southampton (five matches), Headingley in Leeds (four matches), Lord’s in London (five matches, including the final), Old Trafford in Manchester (six matches, including the first semi-final), The Oval in London (five matches, including the tournament opener), The Riverside Durham in Chester-le-Street (three matches) and Trent Bridge in Nottingham (five matches)
- The 10 teams in the tournament will play against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides after 45 matches to qualify for the two semi-finals
- England and Wales have previously staged ICC Cricket World Cups in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999
- Australia is the most successful team in the history of the World Cup, having won events in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. The West Indies won the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, while India won in 1983 and 2011. Other winners are Pakistan in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996