Questions and Answers


Q: I was watching the twenty20 and in the interval they talked about the grounds for the twenty20 world cup in 2009. Why have both The Lords and The Oval been picked. I thought this competition was supposed to get people interested in cricket. How is that possible when most of the matches are in London. Can I please have some answers?

A: Hello. Yes, ECB announced recently that it is recommending Lord’s to the International Cricket Council as host for the ICC World Twenty20 2009 final. It will also be recommended that Lord’s be approved by the ICC as hosts for a package that includes warm-up, group and Super 8 matches as well as the final in the ICC World Twenty20 2009.

The ECB’s independent Major Match Group, chaired by Lord Morris of Handsworth, has also identified the Brit Oval as a ‘preferred bidder’ for a semi-final as well as warm-up, group and Super 8 games. The Major Match Group, after a fiercely contested and robust bidding procedure, have decided to put the tender for the third venue in the ICC World Twenty20 2009 out to re-bid.

For further info please see our media release