New Delhi, Jan 22 : A series of warm–up matches starting on Feb 8 will provide insight into the form of some of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and also give a chance to fans, who are from the tourment venues, to see some of the stars in action.
A total of 14 warm–up matches will be played from Feb 8 to 13 in Adelaide, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney.
The venues include Adelaide Oval, Hagley Oval in Christchurch, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), all of which are hosting matches in the tourment proper.
Warm–up matches will also be played at the non–tourment venues like Blacktown’s Intertiol Sports Park in Sydney’s western suburbs and Junction Oval in Melbourne Lincoln Oval outside Christchurch.
The public will be welcome to attend warm–up matches which will be ticketed but free of charge.
Warm–up matches are what the me implies – they are not official ODIs but are designed to allow teams the chance to prepare for the World Cup.
They operate under slightly different rules with up to 15 players able to be used throughout the game.
Tickets for the warm–up matches are only available online and delivered as a Print at Home email PDF ticket. IANS