Starting off today in Southampton, each of the ten Host Cities will be installing a bespoke mural featuring a set of cricket wickets in an iconic location. The murals will show what makes their respective cities unique and will coincide with the arrival of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan.
The mural in Southampton is next to the Bargate Monument, and fans have the chance to win two tickets to England v Windies by posting a picture of the mural along with the hashtag #CWC19Southampton. A winning entry will be chosen by the CWC19 team and rewarded with the tickets.
Speaking at the mural unveiling in Southampton, former England bowler Phil Tufnell, said: “The murals will create a lot of buzz in each of the Cricket World Cup Host Cities and provide a great way to raise awareness with new and existing fans that the tournament is happening.
“This a fantastic opportunity to gather momentum and excitement around the tournament and for fans to win tickets to one of the biggest matches at the World Cup. I’m sure all fans in Southampton would love to see England go up against Chris Gayle and the West Indies! If the recent series is anything to go by, I’m sure that match will be a cracker."
Former England paceman Chris Tremlett was also in attendance and added: “The hype and excitement is really starting to ramp up now. Activations such as the mural placements will only increase excitement locally as fans countdown the days to the start of the tournament.
“This summer will be one to savour for cricket fans around the world and Southampton have a big role to play as a Host City of the Cricket World Cup. Tickets are flying off the shelves and by sharing the picture of this mural on social media two fans could fulfil a lifetime dream and attend a World Cup match featuring the host nation England."
The UK element to the ‘Wickets’ campaign follows the #WorldwideWickets launch last week, which has seen fans from around the globe share pictures and videos of where and how they play cricket across the world.
Terms and conditions for the Wickets competition can be found here.