Climate Cover System Keeps Champions Trophy Venues Playable
The Climate Cover System by total-play Ltd is now being used by several first-class grounds in England and Wales including the three that hosted the recent ICC Champions Trophy 2013 event.
Cardiff's SWALEC Stadium, Birmingham's Edgbaston and London's The Kia Oval were the venues on which the world's top eight sides descended earlier this year for the competition which was eventually won by India following a rain-reduced final against England.
After a flurry of orders in the last year, the covers are now in use at 10 county grounds across the country.
The covers have been developed by the team at cricket playing surface specialist total-play Ltd, the Climate Cover System™ is manufactured from a unique material, and is designed to keep rain off with great efficiency whilst allowing vapour to escape and the plant to breathe, thus offering long-term pitch protection without compromising plant health or surface quality.
It is 100% waterproof and is the strongest, lightest, only breathable flat sheet surface cover and is also used at the ECB National Academy, Lord’s cricket ground, Test match grounds, schools and local league clubs across the country.
Gary Barwell, Head Groundsman at Warwickshire CCC, says: "The Climate Cover System™ offers everything you want in a ground cover – it is ultra-reliable, lightweight and easy to use but, most of all, it performs.
"The system is in constant use at Edgbaston and was used all the way through the Champions Trophy."