The ICC Champions Trophy continued its tour around Birmingham today with members of the playing and coaching team of Birmingham City FC posing for pictures with the coveted cricket trophy at the club’s Wast Hills training complex.
With the start of the prestigious ICC Champions Trophy just over five weeks away, Aston Villa players Richard Dunne and Marc Albrighton welcomed the arrival of the trophy in Birmingham as it begins its promotional tour across the UK.
The suits and ties more commonly associated with the Birmingham and West Midlands business community are about to be swapped for whites, as representative cricket teams from across the region do battle for a chance to play in the Warwickshire Taverners Trophy Final at the world famous Edgbaston Stadium.
Edgbaston is recruiting a team of local club cricketers who are keen to have the chance of bowling at some of the world’s finest international cricketers here in May and June when the Stadium hosts the ICC Champions Trophy.
Cricket fans in Birmingham are in for a treat today, with Members and supporters in attendance at Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s LV= County Championship match against Durham having the chance to go on to Edgbaston’s hallowed turf during the lunch and tea breaks.