Glamorgan CCC today confirm that Cardiff has been appointed by ICC as a host venue for next summer’s ICC Champions Trophy competition in England and Wales.

Alongside the other tournament venues, Edgbaston and The Oval, Glamorgan's home Stadium in Cardiff will host group stage matches as well as a semi-final of the competition.

The Champions Trophy is a 50 over tournament that features only the top 8 One-Day International cricket teams, according to the ICC Reliance One Day rankings, and will showcase the ‘best of the best’ in this three week event.

Last September the England & Wales Cricket Board awarded Glamorgan Cricket a Gold Package, which ensured a further 17 days of major-match cricket over the next 5 years – including an Ashes Test match in 2015 and now the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, instead of the England versus New Zealand Test Match in the same year.

Glamorgan Cricket Chairman Barry O’Brien said, “We were delighted to be given the opportunity of hosting the Champions Trophy and to welcome the best teams in the world to Cardiff”

““This is a great time for Welsh sport, and to mark our 125th anniversary in 2013 as a host venue to the best cricketers from around the globe is a real accolade for us.”

Giles Clarke, England & Wales Cricket Board Chairman commented, “I am delighted that the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be staged in England and in Wales.

“Cardiff is an established international cricketing venue and I am sure the tournament will do much to benefit the reputation and standing of Welsh sport.”

The Right Honourable Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales said, “We are delighted that Wales will join our neighbours England in hosting the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Players, media and supporters can anticipate a great experience at the matches hosted in Cardiff.

“The tournament will ensure the international spotlight is once again shining on Cardiff and the global television audience will help further raise Wales International profile and reputation in the major events arena"

Jon House, Cardiff Council Chief Executive said,
“Our wonderful capital city has played host to a wide variety of major sporting events, so the news that the ICC Champions Trophy is coming to Cardiff in the same year as we will stage Rugby League World Cup games is very welcome.

“Cardiff is now an established international cricket venue and Glamorgan Cricket should rightly be delighted to host this tournament in what will be their 125th anniversary year.”

Prior to the fixtures in 2013, Glamorgan Cricket look forward to staging this year’s England versus South Africa NatWest One-Day International on Friday 24th August and also the Friends Life t20 Finals Day on Saturday 25th August.

Tickets for both matches have been selling well with only 3,000 tickets now left remaining for the NatWest One-Day International and fewer than 1,500 for the Friends Life t20 Finals Day.

Tickets for both matches can be purchased online at or by calling the Club’s ticket office on 02920 419311.


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