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Glamorgan confirm bid to host ICC from 2015

Glamorgan have confirmed the club has bid to host the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the SWALEC Stadium from next year onwards.

The Welsh Government and Cardiff Council are also involved in the application.

Glamorgan Cricket confirm a collaborative bid with Welsh Government and Cardiff Council has been submitted to host the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the SWALEC Stadium from 2015 onwards.

The positive working relationship with the Club’s stakeholders, primarily Welsh Government and Cardiff Council, has been a hugely important factor in the success of international cricket in Wales since Cardiff became a Category A Test Match Venue.

Discussions are at a very early stage and ongoing, with Cardiff being only one of a number of possibilities being considered.

– Glamorgan Cricket statement

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ICC: Proposals to be discussed by board next week

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed recommendations over its future have been put together by its Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee, and are due to be discussed by the committee and ICC board next week.

The recommendations, which have been put together by a working group of ICC’s Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA), are to be discussed by the full F&CA and ICC Board when it meets in Dubai from 27-29 January.

The ICC will only make a comment on this matter once the Board has had the opportunity to meet and properly consider the proposals.

– International Cricket Council spokesman

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.

First day of ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff

India will take on South Africa at the Swalec stadium Credit: PA

Today is the first day of the ICC Champions Trophy at Cardiff's Swalec Stadium. It's hoped the match between South Africa and India will raise the profile of the city and the venue as millions across the Indian sub-continent tune in to watch their side.

Swalec Stadium bosses are keen to promote the venue as a future location for international matches.

South Africa will face India today at the Swalec Stadium Credit: PA

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