After becoming the only men’s team in the world to have the ODI and T20 World Cup titles simultaneously in their coffin, England skipper Jos Buttler has decided to celebrate the sport itself with a three-day event next year. .
Buttler has teamed up with former England skipper Eoin Morgan and current Test head coach Brendon McCullum to conduct the same, with former and current England cricketers in Moeen Ali, Mark Butcher and Isa Guha already marking their presence.
According to Morgan, the idea of creating a festival as such was not pre-planned, but the result of a brief conversation that the aforementioned trio had among themselves regarding the impact of some major events in their careers until ‘now.
While it was the 1999 and 2003 World Cups for Morgan and Buttler, it was the 2015 edition of the Cup for McCullum when he made sure the eyes of the fraternity were upon him due to the fearless approach with which he operated while opening the stick each time. .
And just as the most important decisions made in life are often impulsive, this one also promises to be a big show in July.
Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan launch the Festival of Cricket
In partnership with Brand Events, the Festival of Cricket will take place July 14-16 at Gunnersbury Park in London.
Incidentally, July 14 is also the day the England men’s cricket team, of which Morgan and Buttler were part, lifted their first ODI World Cup in 2019.
“We focus a lot on the wrongs of the game, but it will be a platform to come and celebrate the game. It will be for someone who has loved cricket all their life, for someone who just wants to try something different,” Morgan remarked.
The event will include live music, food, cricket-based entertainment such as interactive challenges and showcases, and as Morgan summarizes: “You can come and try umpiring, you can learn about the story of the game, practice sliding catches, hitting a cage, learning how to commentate, or watching a bat being made.