The English Cricket Board has this year taken steps to ensure that this years ICC Champions Trophy and the upcomming England Test Matches are the most accessible ever.
They have confirmed that Mobiloo (the mobile Changing Places Facility) will be at all 9 Champions Trophy Cricket Matches at the Swalec stadium Cardiff and Edgbaston.
Mobiloo will also be at non less than 7 England International fixtures at Lords this Summer Including two 5 day Test matches!
We can also confirm that the Women’s World Cup Final at Lord’s will also have Mobiloo in attendance.
Tony Clough MBE a #ChangingPlaces campaigner who has been working with the ECB to make this possible said:
“I’m bowled over. The ECB has really hit a six with this one. Disabled cricket fans will be able to attend these games knowing that their needs are catered for”
ICC Champions Trophy Fixtures with Mobiloo
Fri Jun 2 (50 ovs)Group A – Australia v New Zealand Edgbaston, Birmingham
Tues Jun 9 (50 ovs) Group A – New Zealand v Bangladesh Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Sat Jun 10 (50 ovs) Group A – England v Australia Edgbaston, Birmingham
Mon Jun 12 (50 ovs) Group B – Sri Lanka v Pakistan Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Wed Jun 14 (50 ovs) 1st Semi-final – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Thu Jun 15 (50 ovs) 2nd Semi-final – Edgbaston, Birmingham
You willl have noticed that the Oval isnt on the list. The Final is being held at the Oval. Sadly at present organisers at the Oval have advised that they are not able to have Mobiloo at the Ground due to space constraints.
They state that:
they understand the desire to improve and move forward, and have advised that if they subsequently find any space they will look to see if Mobiloo is avaliable.
We hope that a solution is found, as this would be the First Fully Accessible Tournement and would have Cricket leading the way in accessibility for disabled sports fans.
Accessible England International Games
England v Ireland 2017
Sunday 07 May 2nd ODI, Lord’s, London
England v South Africa 2017,
Monday 29 May, 3rd ODI, Lord’s, London
Sunday 25 June, 3rd Twenty20, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
England v West Indies 2017
Thursday 17 August – Monday 21 August, 1st Test, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Thursday 07 September – Monday 11 September, 3rd Test, Lord’s, London
ICC Womens World Cup Final 23rd July (Lord’s)
We have included a link to the ticketing webstes below for you.