World Champions Australia aim for their 6th win
by: NJM Group Marketing on
Tomorrow will see the return of the ICC Cricket World Cup after four long years, held in England and Wales. Australia’s highly anticipated first game will be on June 1st against Afghanistan. The Australian National Cricket Team is the worlds’ leading champion, holding the international record for the most wins at the Cricket World Cup. In 1987 the Australian team earned their first victory, successfully followed on in the years 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. This year marks 20 years since the tournament has been hosted by England, a perfect opportunity to the 12th edition Cricket World Cup as Australia’s 6th international win.
This 10-team tournament consists of; Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Games are held in 10 venues across England and one hosted in Wales. The knock out tournament will end on July 14th at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Home of Cricket. Lord’s celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2014 and is home to the world’s oldest sporting museum. With a capacity of 28,000 and the Lord’s Media Centre providing the best coverage for the press, it is no wonder that Lord’s houses the 2019 finals.
World events such as these require a specific type of protection. Australian Bollard’s offer two approaches to events; permanent fixtures which take a soft approach to hard security and Centurion sliding system bollards.
Our Spalding Tailored Cricket Bollards are perfect for any cricketing stadium. These bollards provide hostile vehicle mediation (HVM) protection while adding excitement for the event, without compromising the look of the stadium. The cricket ball grooves on the bollard are visible in the evening with a green illumination brightening the path and atmosphere. Australian Bollards has proposed Spalding bollards as protection against vehicle-born improvised explosive device (VBIED).
While it is important to maintain security at all times, at World class events, extra protection is necessary to withstand protecting the thousands of people in attendance. Australian Bollards’ AB-MRS370-PAS68-IWA14-4 Centurion Gate Keeper is a sliding bollard system that can be placed in multiple areas around the stadium as shallow and surface mounted fixtures. While permanent bollards are essential, Centurion bollards are critical to allow for emergency vehicles to enter the premise.
The Centurion system offers HVM protection against VBIED; it also provides added safety complying with PAS 68 and IWA 14-1 standards. This means that these bollards can stop a 7.2 tonne truck driving at 48Kph. In large scale events such as this, the Centurion Bollard should be placed at entrances and exits, complementing the security of the Tailored Cricket Bollards.
Keep up to date on the World Cricket Cup 2019 website and enjoy!
Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi, oi, oi!