BBC Radio 1 presenter DJ Nihal unveiled the ICC Champions Trophy at the Kia Oval Tuesday, 100 days before one of the biggest events of the international cricket calendar gets underway.
The avid Sri Lanka fan was helping to promote the official venues of the tournament and said he “hoped that he wouldn’t be the only Sri Lankan to get his hands on the ICC Champions Trophy this summer”.
Edgbaston and Cardiff will also host matches during the tournament, which, unlike the ICC World Cup, only features the top 8 teams in world cricket; England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
In the run-up to the 18-day tournament, which begins 06th June, the International Cricket Council will choose the top 5 centuries of the total of 37 made over the course of the tournaments’ 15-year history.
Fans will be able to vote for their favourite centuries at the ICC’s official Facebook page with highlights of the top five uploaded on to the ICC website.
Tickets to five Champions Trophy matches have already sold out for the final as well as for some marquee clashes, including Australia v England, India v Pakistan and England v Sri Lanka.
Adult tickets for the ICC Champions Trophy are priced in three categories – Gold, Silver and Family Stand – and range from £20 (for a group game in the Family Stands) up to £60 (Gold ticket for the Final).
Tickets for under-16s are priced at £5 for the entire tournament (including the Final) although an adult must accompany youngsters.
A new pricing structure also sees the introduction of tickets for under-21s, priced £10 – £25.
For tickets and information, visit www.icc-cricket.com