20th June, India v South Africa, 09:30 GMT
Keen cricketers from Birmingham and Warwickshire's business community are being given the chance to play at the world-renowned Edgbaston Stadium, after it was announced as the host venue for this year's Warwickshire Taverners Trophy final; formerly known as the John Bright Trophy.
The Trophy, which has been running for the last nine years, is well established as the West Midlands leading corporate cricket competition with all games being played at Moseley Ashfield CC's Britannic Park Ground.
However, following on from its expansion to 20 teams and recent partnership with the Lord's Taverners cricket charity, after competing in group fixtures at the Britannic Park Ground, corporate cricketers will now have the chance to play at the redeveloped Edgbaston - the home of Warwickshire CCC - in the final on Friday 14th September 2012.
Commenting on the announcement Trevor Law, organiser of the Warwickshire Taverners Trophy, said: "With Edgbaston being one of the world's most famous cricket grounds, playing here on 14th September is a fantastic opportunity for the two finalists, who will be able to grace the hallowed turf where so many cricketing legends have stood.
"We had 15 teams take part in 2011, and with the support of the Lord's Taverners and Warwickshire County Cricket Club, we're expecting to increase this to 20 teams in 2012, all trying their utmost the wrestle the trophy from the grasp of KPMG, who have won the Trophy for the last two seasons."
The Warwickshire Taverners Trophy finalists will play on the same pitch at Edgbaston that's used for England's NatWest t20 International fixture against South Africa on Wednesday 12th September; two days ahead of the final.
Craig Flindall, Finance Director at Warwickshire CCC who previously competed in the Trophy for both KPMG and Ernst & Young, said: "We're thrilled to be hosting the final of the Warwickshire Taverners Trophy and hope that the opportunity to play here at Edgbaston encourages more people and teams to dust off their cricket kit and enter the competition.
"All of the competition's supporters and players who are not competing are also invited here to enjoy the final and experience our new Pavilion Stand."
For further information on participating in this year’s Warwickshire Taverners Trophy, please contact Ross Reyburn on email@example.com.