£2m cricket investment underway

Preliminary works on the site of the new £2 million Media Centre complex at The 3aaa County Ground has now started and signals the second phase of ground development.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club have a fantastic vision and they are delivering on that
— Ranjit Banwait, Leader of Derby City Council

Following the £1 million redevelopments of the 3aaa Pavillion and the Elite Performance Centre last winter, planning permission for the new centre has been granted. Derbyshire County Cricket Club is now working on final details with fellow Bondholder Derby City Council.

Chief Executive of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Simon Storey, said: "We want to attract high-profile players, bigger crowds and more media coverage to The 3aaa County Ground."

"The new Media Centre will be a fantastic addition to the ground and provide us with the opportunity to support bigger matches, community events and our Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 bid."

Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait said: "We're delighted that cricket can make a positive impact to the local community, boosting the local economy and creating job opportunities for local people."

He continued: "With the construction of a new media facility, the Club hopes it can attract top-class international cricket to the city offering sporting excellence we can all share, starting with the Club's bid for Derby to be a host city at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup."

The new Media Centre complex is due to be complete in August 2016.

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