Warwickshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will officially open the new £32million state-of-the-art Edgbaston Stadium development in Birmingham on Monday 25th July 2011.
Warwickshire Director of Cricket Ashley Giles and batsman Ian Bell recently swapped their cricket bats for irons and putters as they played at a charity golf day in Stratford-upon-Avon, raising money for Cure Leukaemia, a Birmingham-based charity.
They joined forces with other cricketers and ex-footballers as part of a series of link-ups with Warwickshire CCC to raise the profile of the charity and raise funds.
Warwickshire have pledged their full support for off-spinner Maurice Holmes, who has been banned from bowling following independent analysis of his bowling action.
In a statement released by the club, they have called the decision of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disappointing.
Warwickshire off-spinner Maurice Holmes has been suspended from bowling by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
He was reported for bowling with a suspected illegal action following a Second XI Trophy match against Nottinghamshire on 13th June 2011.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club recently gave 40 local school children the chance to design a T-Shirt that will be worn by thousands of spectators at the Third npower Test Match at Edgbaston in honour of partner charity, Cure Leukaemia.
Warwickshire CCC is delighted to announce the renewal of its shirt sponsorship agreement with international law firm Pinsent Masons, meaning they will continue to have their logo displayed on the back of the high profile Warwickshire Bears' Clydesdale Bank Pro40 shirts.
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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have upheld the decision made last week to dock Warwickshire eight points for an unfit pitch in their County Championship match with Worcestershire.
Warwickshire, who bet365 make 9/2 third favourites to win the title, had appealed the penalty on the basis of 'failure to follow due process' by the ECB and that 'no consideration had been given for extenuating circumstances'.
The new £32m Development will turn Edgbaston into one of the Leading Test and County Cricket Grounds in the World
On Monday 25th July the official opening of Edgbaston's new £32 million stand development will take place, taking Edgbaston into a new era of entertainment and making it one of the leading Test and County cricket grounds in the world.
The biggest single sports initiative ever undertaken in Britain - Chance to Shine - will this week give over 2000 children across Warwickshire the opportunity to make their mark in festivals across the County.
Chance to Shine, which aims to bring competitive cricket - and the surrounding benefits cricket brings - back to schools across the country.
Warwickshire have been hit with an eight-point deduction after an England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) pitch inspection team ruled that the pitch prepared for the LV= County Championship match against Worcestershire at Edgbaston was poor.
"An ECB Pitch Panel comprising David Hughes and Tony Pigott (Pitch Liaison Officers) was convened to consider the pitch used for the LV= County Championship Match at Edgbaston commencing on 11 May 2011 between Warwickshire and Worcestershire," a statement from the ECB read.
Ahead of the County Championship match against Worcestershire, Ashley Giles and several members of his Warwickshire team visited patients receiving pioneering leukaemia treatments as part of the clubâ€™s plans to raise Â£75,000 for blood cancer charity, Cure Leukaemia.
Keith Prowse raised the bar for corporate hospitality in the Midlands yesterday evening (Tuesday 10th May), hosting Birmingham business leaders and selected media figures at Experience Edgbaston.
The event was a curtain raiser for the Â£32 million redeveloped New Edgbaston, scheduled to be unveiled on Friday 15th July, celebrating Keith Prowse's appointment as official hospitality provider at the England Test team's most successful Ground.
Cure Leukaemia has been bowled over by Warwickshire County Cricket Club after striking a three-year partnership, which will see Edgbaston dedicating a day in honour of the blood cancer charity during the third npower Test Match between England and India at Edgbaston in August.