Sunday March 10th - Shaping Cricket in Bristol Event
BBC News Presenter Sabet Choudhury will host Gloucestershire’s first ever BAME consultation event. The ECB’S Head of Strategy and ex Gloucestershire CC cricketer Vikram Banerjee is also confirmed as a speaker.
The purpose of this event is to bring the BAME community together where people can hear some top level ECB information regarding the ‘South Asian strategy’ but also enable people to voice their opinions about local cricket and allow them to have their say.
The GCB are very interested to hear what if any improvements could be made to improve the ‘cricket offer’ moving forward. The cricket population that plays in England is 30% which we believe will increase over the years. If we can identify ways of supporting and nurturing BAME communities it would be a hugely positive step in the right direction.
Gloucestershire Cricket are also keen to understand why the BAME are underrepresented at local Gloucestershire matches.
What can we do to engage more and attract people to come to matches?
Each person that attends receives the below:
Tea and Coffee
A ticket to an International match at Bristol this year (either West Indies, Pakistan or Afghanistan)
A free lunch
Entered in to draw for 2 tickets for England VS Pakistan on May 14th
About the ICC Cricket World Cup
The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) is launching a series of special events to celebrate the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy coming to Bristol.
The famous trophy will be in the city – which is one of the host venues – from March 8-10 as part of the countdown to cricket’s showpiece tournament.
From a schools’ competition at City Academy to a street festival on St Mark’s Road via the SS Great Britain, the trophy will visit destinations across Bristol to try and spark excitement about this summer’s World Cup.