07 February 201509:16

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Volunteers raring to go!

MoneyGram providing bright and colorful uniforms for the nearly 4,000 volunteers who are supporting the games

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Volunteers raring to go! - Cricket News

Up to 4,000 volunteers will be required for the tournament in the 14 host cities, with 49 matches played over 44 days, including five in Sydney.

With only eight days to go until the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, volunteers from Australia and New Zealand are making final preparations for the big event, with training days across the two host nations.

Up to 4,000 volunteers will be required for the tournament in the 14 host cities, with 49 matches played over 44 days, including five in Sydney.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 chief executive John Harnden said he is pleased to have so many people across Australia and New Zealand join the organising team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

"Volunteers from all walks of life and all communities will be supporting the tournament in each of the host cities in a variety of roles – from fan services and event operations, to transport and hospitality support. This is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and it would not be possible without the efforts of the thousands of volunteers involved and our thanks and respect go out to each and every one them," he added.

MoneyGram is an official sponsor of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The company is providing bright and colorful uniforms for the nearly 4,000 volunteers who are supporting the games at the Australia and New Zealand venues.

“MoneyGram is proud to share our customers’ passion for cricket, and sponsorship of the Volunteer Programme is MoneyGram’s endeavor to welcome fans from around the country and around the world,” said Michael Minassian, MoneyGram’s senior regional director for Australia & Oceania. “We have hosted various promotions for our customers and agents in Australia & New Zealand as well as the Middle East, South Asia and Asia, giving an opportunity to hundreds of customers to watch live games starting February 14th.”

About MoneyGram International, Inc.

MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, provides essential services to consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions. MoneyGram offers worldwide money transfer services in more than 200 countries and territories through a global network of 347,000 agent locations, including retailers, international post offices and banks. MoneyGram is the official money transfer sponsor of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Australia & New Zealand, and has been actively involved in bringing customers closer to Cricket through consumer promotions and community cricket sponsorships around the world.

About the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

For more information on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including team fixtures, please click here.

The official tournament hashtag is #cwc15.

Tickets are on sale now, please visit www.cricketworldcup.com.

A range of official hospitality packages are on sale now. For more information visit www.cwc-hospitality.com

A range of official hotel and ticket packages or ticket plus airport transfer packages are available to book now from ICC Travel. For more information, please visit icctravel.net.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Official Online Store is open – please go to shop.cricketworldcup.com to check out all the latest gear.

Fast Facts:

• ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand

• 14 teams: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, West Indies and Zimbabwe

• 14 Host Cities: Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Hobart, Napier, Nelson, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington

• 42 pool matches – three in each host city

• Every visiting team plays in both countries

• Children’s tickets available for every match

• Children’s tickets $5 for every pool match

• Children’s ticket for quarterfinals are $20, semifinals are $30, and final are $60

• Adults tickets from $20

• Two-thirds of total tickets $50 or less

• Travel Packages are on sale, go to www.icctravel.net

• Buy tickets and hospitality at www.cricketworldcup.com