ICC Chief Executive David Richardson Pleased With World Cup 2015 Preparations

A total of 49 matches will be played in the 2015 Cricket World Cup across 14 venues, seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand.

updated: August 28, 2014 16:16 IST
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ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson poses with the 2015 World Cup trophy.


Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week.

The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue inspections in which the ICC and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) assessed the 14 tournament stadia and discussed a wide variety of logistical and operational matters with the local authorities. (Also read: Spinners will struggle in 2015 WC, says Michael Hussey)

In the three-day meetings, Richardson received updates on various aspects of event management, including match and non-match day venue operations, safety and security, ticketing and marketing, hospitality, status of construction work at various grounds, preparations being made by the host cities, media and broadcast operations, event legacy programmes, and PR and community engagement.

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