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ECB backs facilities protection

Hosting the 2012 Olympics in London next year will put the spotlight on sport in the UK and so ECB are pleased to be supporting an initiative to create a grassroots sporting legacy to protect facilities and increase participation.

The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge - operated by national charity Fields in Trust and led by The Duke of Cambridge - aims to permanently protect 2012 playing fields and outdoor spaces by 2012 as a tribute to the Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics.

Available local facilities are central to the success of grassroots cricket and so we’re helping Fields in Trust to identify these sites and lobby for their inclusion in the programme.

The public can show their support for the programme by signing up at www.qe2fields.com and voting for their favourite sites in October 2011.

Qe2 Fields Challenge

Fields In Trust