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ICC Cricket World Cup comes to Manchester


The eyes of the world will be on Manchester when two of cricket's giants meet in one of the world's most-watched sporting events.

The Cricket World Cup, being held in England for the first time in two decades, gets underway on Thursday when the hosts and favourites England take on South Africa at The Oval in London.

Lancashire's Old Trafford is hosting six matches, including one fo the two semi-finals! The 12th ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures will be taking place in Manchester from June with the main clash between bitter rivals India and Pakistan taking place on June 16th. There have been reports of tickets changing hands for £2,500 - if you're lucky enough to be going then CitySuites is a great central accommodation choice. 

Victoria Station is just a 5-minute walk from CitySuites making it the perfect place to stay whilst you take in the City of Manchester and experience one of the most anticipated fixtures of the season. Hop on the tram at Victoria and it'll take you just 18 minutes until you step off at Old Trafford. 

The city of Manchester is well renowned for its music scene as well as its love for international cricket. To celebrate the largest Indian Cricket fan gathering coming to Manchester and the celebrate the eve of the India v Pakistan match, Victoria Warehouse will be opening its doors to welcome 5,000 people attending the match the next day. The Bharat Army will be hosting the concert which will also have plenty of merchandise stalls, delicious food stalls, sponsor activations, indoor cricket nets and many more activities for the family. 

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