Murdoch University training venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 February 17, 2015 The International Cricket Council (ICC) has chosen the playing fields at Murdoch University as one of the official training venues for the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2015. West Indies and India will have the opportunity to use the grounds, which are located at the back of the Murdoch campus on Farrington Rd, for their training sessions in February and March. Murdoch has recently developed key research and teaching partnerships with Indian universities, so to showcase their premier sporting team at Murdoch will be a wonderful opportunity to build connections with the sub-continent. The Murdoch cricket grounds were officially opened in November 2011 after the WACA entered a partnership with the University to provide alternative practice facilities for its representative teams. Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Taggart, said he was delighted that the greenfield site, which was maintained to national standards, would be utilised for the ICC Cricket World Cup. “It’s an opportunity to showcase Murdoch and our world-class facilities to an international audience,” he said. “It also aligns well with the strengths of our School of Psychology and Exercise Science which houses a $4 million sports science laboratory which is used for conducting sports research including cricket research.” The training schedule for the Murdoch cricket grounds (which is subject to change at short notice) is as follows: Monday March 2 – 2 to 5pm: West Indies Tuesday March 3 – 10 to 1pm: West Indies Tuesday March 3 – 2 to 5pm: India Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Future Students, Domestic students, Murdoch achievements Tags: afghanistan, andrew taggart, icc cricket world cup 2015, india, international cricket council, murdoch cricket grounds, murdoch playing fields, school of psychology and exercise science, west indies Comments (One response) Shane Hughes June 23, 2015 Thanks Murdoch University for being Indian team's training venue ahead of 2015 world cup clash against West Indies on 6 March. I am slightly disappointed with the news is that I didn't know Indian team was scheduled for practice session here in Murdoch. If I knew it, I would definitely come to see Virat and Dhoni. Love both these guys and the team India though I am an Australian.. Hope to see them once in my life. Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!