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Gloucestershire cricket ground development 'on track'

The redevelopment of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club's County Ground is progressing at speed and to schedule. Work began on the £10 million scheme back in the autumn. The club faced stiff opposition to some of its plans but after they were revised, council permission was granted.

On ITV News Westcountry at 6pm, our Sport Correspondent Matthias Kurth goes on an exclusive tour of the new development.

County Ground redevelopment

Redevelopment at the County Ground is ahead of schedule Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club say their new County Ground is progressing at speed and to schedule. Work began on the £10m scheme in Bristol last autumn. The new pavilion will be ready before the end of the season.

Klinger joins Glos CCC for 2013 season

The 32-year-old is available for all three domestic competitions. Credit: Gloucestershire CCC

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club have announced South Australian batsman Michael Klinger will join the club as Captain and overseas player for the 2013 season.

The experienced right-handed opening batsman will succeed Alex Gidman, who stepped down at the end of last season, as Gloucestershire skipper.

Read the full press release from Gloucestershire CCC.

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New Captain's experience welcomed

Following the announcement that Michael Klinger is to join Gloucestershire CCC as Captain and overseas player for the 2013 season, Director of Cricket, John Bracewell said:

We are delighted to be signing a player of Michael’s quality and experience. He has proved himself adept at all forms of the game and has captaincy experience. We expect him to be available throughout the 2013 season.It is not easy to find overseas players who tick all those boxes and a lot of work has gone into finding the right man.

– John Bracewel, Director of Cricket

Melbourne-born Michael has scored nearly 6,000 first class runs at an average of 37 and with a top score of 255. He averages 41 in List A cricket and 26 in Twenty20 matches.

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