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England receive support ahead of World Cup opener

26th November 2014

The England Blind Cricket Team have received messages of support from a number of well known cricketers ahead of the start of the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup on Thursday 27th November.

Those to tweet wishes of good luck included England test cricketer Ravi Bopara, England Womens internationals Danielle Wyatt, Jenny Gunn and Becky Grundy, England Deaf cricketer Jimmy Dixon, the BBC Test Match Special team, the England & Wales Cricket Board and The Primary Club, along with a whole host of blind cricket clubs and players.

West Indies opener and IPL star Chris Gayle retweeted a message of support as did England Womens International Laura Marsh and former England Rugby Captain Lawrence Dallaglio.

As the West Indies have withdrawn from the tournament in Cape Town England will now start their campaign against defending champions Pakistan.

England’s 17-man squad for the tournament was announced in September and details can be found by clicking here

2014 Blind Cricket World Cup - Cape Town, South Africa

Group Stage

November

Thursday 27th
England v Pakistan

Friday 28th
England v South Africa

Saturday 29th
England v India

December

Tuesday 2nd
England v Bangladesh

Wednesday 3rd
England v Sri Lanka

Thursday 4th
England v Australia

Saturday 6th
Semi Finals

Sunday 7th
Final