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Cricket World Cup trophy comes to Bristol

By martin booth, Saturday May 4, 2019

Before the Cricket World Cup comes to Bristol, the trophy made a visit to Broadmead on Saturday.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan joined in the fun, commentating on a few games of cricket inside a giant net alongside former Pakistan captain and current Somerset overseas player Azhar Ali.

As well as the games, there was music provided by BBC Asian Network DJ Bobby Friction and the chance to pose for photographs with the trophy.

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy under close guard in Broadmead

Former England and Pakistan captains Michael Vaughan and Azhar Ali

The first Cricket World Cup game in Bristol takes place on June 1

Of course, this being Bristol there was a graffiti wall

The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

Here are the games taking place in Bristol:

May 24
Pakistan vs Afghanistan (warm-up)

May 26
South Africa vs West Indies (warm-up)

May 28
West Indies vs New Zealand (warm-up)

June 1
Afghanistan vs Australia

June 7
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

June 11
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

For tickets, visit tickets.cricketworldcup.com

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