Emirates celebrates cricket World Cup with umpire testing plan

Emirates has announced it will run testing centres for cricket fans and potential cricket umpires as part of its support for the the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand which started on 14 February.

The centres will be at:

*  Brisbane, The Gabba (21st February);

* Auckland, Takutai Square (28th February);

* Perth, Northbridge Piazza (4th March);

* Sydney, Sydney Cricket Ground (8th March);

* Adelaide, The Oval (20th March); and

* Melbourne, Birrarung Marr (29th March).

Emirates Airline is the official worldwide partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is a sponsor of both the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and the event’s match officials selected from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, the Emirates International Panel of Umpires and the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.

Teams from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, West Indies and Zimbabwe are competing to be world champions.

“Emirates serves customers in 13 of the 14 nations participating in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup,” says Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand Boutros Boutros.

Emirates has been the Official Worldwide Partner of the International Cricket Council and its teams of match officials since 2002, and a sponsor of its major tournaments including the ICC Cricket World Cup since 1999.

Emirates’ other cricket sponsorships include title sponsorship of the Emirates Airline Twenty20, which brings successful County Cricket Clubs to Dubai to compete for the Emirates T20 Championship.

In the UK, Emirates has partnerships with Durham County Cricket Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club, including naming rights to both clubs’ playing grounds and their respective T20 representative teams.

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