The England and Wales Cricket Board calls for celebrity support

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is inviting celebrities to film messages of support for the England Cricket team ahead of the eagerly anticipated Investec Ashes Series.

The England and Wales Cricket Board is the governing body for all cricket in England and Wales. ECB provides support for the game far beyond the boundaries of just international and first class cricket.

The 2013 Ashes series is a forthcoming series of Test cricket matches to be contested between England and Australia. The five venues for the series will be Lord’s, Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, the Riverside Ground and The Oval. There were questions as to whether Lord’s would host an Ashes match – it would have been the first time since 1882 that Lord’s had not hosted an Ashes Test – but the venues were eventually confirmed to include Lord’s on 22 September 2011. On 1st June 2012, it was announced that the First Test was scheduled to take place at Trent Bridge.

The 2013 series will be the first of two back-to-back Ashes series. With the intent of breaking the cycle of Ashes series being held directly before Cricket World Cups, the Ashes are being brought forward in the schedule by one year, starting with the 2013–14 series in Australia.

The Australian live television rights to the series will be shared by the Nine Network and Fox Sports, and the British rights by Sky Sports.

The messages are to feature across all ECB online and social channels from June 28th 2013. Interested celebrities should contact James Woodroof on James.Woodroof@ecb.co.uk.

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