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08 January 201421:45

Information for the media intending to cover the ICC CWCQ in NZ

Warm up matches to be played on 10 and 11 January

Information for the media intending to cover the ICC CWCQ in NZ - Cricket News

All requests for comment on behalf of the event itself or the ICC should be made through Bridget Rive.

The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014, one of the biggest tournaments in ICC’s Associate and Affiliate Members’ calendars, gets underway on Monday with warm-up matches to be played on 10 and 11 January.

On the first day of warm-up matches, Group A’s top seeded team, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will take on Group B’s Uganda (Bay Oval 1), while Group B’s top seeded team, the Netherlands, will take on 2009 runner-up Canada (Bay Oval 2).

In the south island, Kenya will face Hong Kong (Christ's College), Scotland will take on Papua New Guinea (PNG) (St Andrew’s College), and Namibia will battle Nepal (Burwood Park). All three venues are inChristchurch.

Day two of warm-up matches will see the top two seeded sides, the UAE and Netherlands, go head-to-head (Bay Oval 1) and Canada face Uganda (Bay Oval 2), while Scotland will take on Namibia (Christ's College), Kenya will face Nepal (St Andrew’s College) and PNG plays Hong Kong (Burwood Park).

To assist journalists, a number of media facilities have been put in place and are detailed below.

Important contact numbers

There will be no formal pre-event media opportunities, however, the relevant team manager can be contacted directly for all media queries and interview requests relating to specific teams.

Team

Team Manager

NZ mobile number

Canada

Johnny Bujan

+ 64 (0) 21 190 5874

Hong Kong

Darrell Sellers

+ 64 (0) 21 190 7332

Kenya

Tariq Iqbal

+ 64 (0) 21 190 2753

Namibia

Jason Douglas

+ 64 (0) 21 190 3213

Nepal

Purna Lama

+ 64 (0) 21 190 7051

Netherlands

Ed Van Nierop

+ 64 (0) 21 907 656

Papua New Guinea

Dou Mavara Sere

+ 64 (0) 21 190 4096

Scotland

Euan McIntyre

+ 64 (0) 21 190 6262

UAE

Mansoor Pasha

+ 64 (0) 21 190 1794

Uganda

Andrew Othieno

+ 64 (0) 21 190 6382

The ICC Tournament Media Manager is Bridget Rive, who can be contacted on + 64 (0) 21 190 7216, +971 (0) 506 401 223 or bridget.rive@icc-cricket.com.

All requests for comment on behalf of the event itself or the ICC should be made through Bridget Rive.

Match Schedule for warm-up matches (matches start at 1030 local time)

Friday 10 January

UAE v Uganda, Bay Oval 1, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

The Netherlands v Canada, Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island*

Kenya v Hong Kong, Christ’s College, Christchurch, South Island

Scotland v PNG, St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, South Island

Namibia v Nepal, Burwood Park, Christchurch, South Island

Saturday 11 January

UAE v The Netherlands, Bay Oval 1, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

Canada v Uganda, Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island*

Scotland v Namibia, Christ’s College, Christchurch, South Island

Kenya v Nepal, St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, South Island

PNG v Hong Kong, Burwood Park, Christchurch, South Island

* Warm-up games at Bay Oval 2 in Tauranga will start at 1100 local time

Playing hours

Match timings for most matches will be as follows:

First session: 1030-1400

Interval: 1400-1445

Second session: 1445-1815

Reserve days have been set aside for matches that cannot be completed in one day.

For all matches at Bay Oval 2 in Tauranga, the match timings will be:

First session: 1100-1430

Interval: 1430-1515

Second session: 1515-1845.

Warm-up matches cannot be rescheduled if bad weather prevents the matches being started or completed.

Facilities at venues

For warm-up matches, there will be no internet or media centre facilities provided at the venues. There will, however, be lunch provided to members of the media accredited for the event. There will be live, ball-by-ball scoring from each of the warm-up matches on http://www.icc-cricket.com/.

For all matches in the group, Super Six and final there will be a tabled, sheltered, press box available to all accredited members of the media. The facilities will include power points, wireless internet, all-day light refreshments, lunch served during the break in innings, access to scorers.

Unless there is significant demand, there will be no formal post-match press conferences. Through the venue manager or team managers, media can request interviews with players or coaches as appropriate.

Daily round-ups

Daily round ups of each match day of the ICC CWCQ NZ 2014 will be circulated to media and available on the ICC website here, as well as on the ICC Media Zone.

The ICC Media Zone is free to access and available to all media. Media needing access to the ICC Media Zone can register itself at http://www.icc-cricket.com/mediazone/ and obtain login credentials.

More information on the ICC CWCQ 2014 can be found here.

The full schedule of matches can be found here.

Media Guide and tournament website

The tournament media guide contains information on the competing team information, tournament statistics and tournament information, and is available for download from here.

The official tournament website www.cricketworldcup.com/qualification will contain match reports, an up-to-date points table, fixtures and tournament statistics, while the Playing Conditions can be downloaded from here.

Media accreditation pass pick-up

For those members of the media who have successfully applied for event media accreditation, the passes can be collected from the match manager from the location nominated in your application form. On arrival at the venue, please ask for the match manager who will deliver the pass to you.

Twitter

The official tournament hashtag is #cwc15.

Photography coverage

The ICC will be providing five images from certain matches of the tournament free of charge. Any images used should be credited as 2014 © IDI/Getty Images.

The link to access these images will be announced in due course.

The schedule of photographs is:

13 Jan

Netherlands v Uganda

Bay Oval 1, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

13 Jan

Kenya v PNG

Pukekura Park Cricket Ground, New Plymouth, North Island

13 Jan

Scotland v Hong Kong

Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown, South Island

13 Jan

UAE v Nepal

Rangiora Oval, Christchurch, South Island

15 Jan

Netherlands v Namibia

Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

15 Jan

UAE v Canada

Rangiora Oval, Christchurch, South Island

17 Jan

Namibia v Kenya

Bay Oval 1, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

17 Jan

Canada v Hong Kong

Rangiora Oval, Christchurch, South Island

19 Jan

Kenya v Uganda

Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

19 Jan

Hong Kong v Nepal

Rangiora Oval, Christchurch, South Island

21 Jan

Canada v Nepal

Hagley

23 Jan

PNG v Namibia

Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

23 Jan

Scotland v Canada

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, South Island

26 Jan

Play-off 1 - B4 v A5

Bay Oval 1, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

26 Jan

Super Six A1 v B1

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, South Island

28 Jan

Winner Playoff 1 v Winner Playoff 2

Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, North Island

28 Jan

Play-off 1 A3 v B3

Rangiora Oval, Christchurch, South Island

30 Jan

Play-off 1 A2 v B2

Hagley Oval, Christchurch, South Island

1 Feb

Final

Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, Christchurch, South Island