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Cardiff in contention to become global cricket base

Cardiff is in contention to become a base for international cricket's governing body.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering moving its administrative base from its current location in Dubai, either here to Wales, to Singapore, or Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Cardiff's Swalec Stadium hosted five games in the ICC Champions Trophy last year. Credit: PA

The proposals have been put forward by an ICC committee, and are due to be discussed at a board meeting in Dubai next week.

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Radford named Glamorgan coach

Glamorgan have appointed former Middlesex coach and West Indies assistant Toby Radford as their new head coach, taking over the role vacated by Mathew Mott in the summer. Forty-one-year-old Radford beat Glamorgan stalwarts Robert Croft and Steve Watkin to the appointment.

Radford's post will begin officially on November 1st after Glamorgan secure final termination of his current role as batting coach to the West Indies national side where he has guided the likes of Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul in both long and short forms of the game.

Born in Caerphilly, Radford featured for both Middlesex and Sussex as a batsman and ocasional off-spinner during the mid-nineties before moving into coaching with Berkshire Minor Counties, while still featuring for Glamorgan 2nd XI.

"I am honoured to have been offered this position and look forward to working with Chief Executive and Director of Cricket Hugh Morris, and the playing and coaching staff of Glamorgan in bringing success back to the County I supported as a youngster"It was great to see the team reaching a Lord's final at the end of the season, and I believe we have a wonderful opportunity of building on this success and developing a team of which the Welsh nation can be proud."

– Toby Radford

Glamorgan lose YB40 final at Lord's

Glamorgan have lost the Yorkshire Bank 40 Final at Lord's.

Nottinghamshire won the match by 87 runs.

The Midlands team set a tricky target of 245 for 8 in their innings. Glamorgan started strongly reaching 108/2, then a quick succession of wickets saw Samit Patel bowling out Chris Cooke, Jim Allenby and Murray Goodwin.

Glamorgan ended all out for 157, with 7 overs left.

Glamorgan take on Nottinghamshire at Lord's

Glamorgan face Nottinghamshire in the YB40 final at Lord's. It is Glamorgan's first Lord's Cup Final appearance in 13 years.

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Cardiff host England v Australia

The SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff will welcome it's 100,000th fan through the gates today as England and Australia meet in the fourth One Day International. Over 14,000 tickets have been sold for today's fixture.

Since the stadium was re-developed in 2008, before the Ashes the following year, international cricket at the venue has seen a dramatic increase in supporter numbers which is extremely heartening, especially given the fact that we are celebrating our 125th anniversary this year.


– Simon White, Glamorgan Commercial Director
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