Wednesday 27 June 2007 

Worcestershire Switch Twenty20 Matches After Flood

Worcestershire will play their next two home Twenty20 Cup games at Kidderminster, after their New Road ground was severely flooded.

The matches for Friday 29th June against Northamptonshire and Sunday 1st July against Gloucestershire will be played at the Chester Road ground in Kidderminster, following discussions between the Kidderminster Club and the ECB.

Speaking about the move, Worcestershire chief executive Mark Newton expressed his gratitude to Kidderminster and the ECB in a statement released today:

"We are extremely grateful to officials at Kidderminster CC for helping us out at such short notice and to the ECB for helping us reach this decision so quickly. The ground logistics will not be easy and we ask all concerned to bear with us but our main priority is to get the matches played and give ourselves a chance to progress in the competition.

"The flood waters are still rising and have entered the buildings overnight which affects our communication systems but we are determined to keep as many people informed of progress as we can.”

The venue for the match against Glamorgan on the 5th July is yet to be confirmed and tonight's game against Warwickshire has been abandoned.