As the Cricket World Cup begins, Nottingham city centre opened its fanzone – no tickets – no gates – just cricket, food and games.
Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, and Lord Mayor Rosemary Healy opened the event.
The fan zone will feature live broadcasting of the tournament fixtures, cricket activities, food, music and entertainment, allowing thousands of new and existing cricket fans in Nottingham to get up close to the action and soak up the atmosphere over the next few days.
It will be open from 10am-8pm each day, except on Saturday when it will open until 10.30pm. The site will not be fenced or ticketed, providing an open, welcoming environment for visitors and residents of Nottingham to enjoy.