25 August 2009

As part of the ICC’s centenary celebrations, this Thursday’s ODI between Ireland and England has been designated a ‘Catch the Spirit’ celebration.

Throughout the year, events have taken place amongst the ICC’s membership around the world to recognise and reinforce the spirit of the game of cricket, as well as recognising the 100th year of the world’s governing body.
At the Stormont match, The Duckworth Lewis Method band will be entertaining the crowd during the lunch interval of the game. The band members are Irish musicians Thomas Walsh from the band Pugwash in the south and Neil Hannon from the Divine Comedy in the north.
Hannon can't wait for the game on Thursday, "Duckworth and I are positively salivating at the thought of performing at the Ireland v England showdown at Stormont. It will be huge! Immense!! I'm personally worried that our performance may be too intense for the assembled assembly and render them somewhat disassembled."
The spirit of cricket is captured by the unique respect and fairness in which the game is played. The ICC centenary is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit and diversity of the great game of cricket, and the ICC is encouraging all of its members to host a 'Catch the Spirit' celebration.
These events reaffirm the togetherness of world cricket through a collective commitment to the values which are central to the game.

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