Leicestershire cricket club gets £1m to improve ahead of Women's World Cup

Leicestershire County Cricket Club has revealed it will get a £1m loan from the city council ahead of the Women’s World Cup in 2017.

The club is one of five venues which will be hosting matches during the tournament which begins in June next year.

The council will charge the club 5% interest on the loan, which is to be repaid in full with funds from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2018.

The money will enable the club to improve facilities at the ground, including its stands and food outlets.