Cricket boost to London tourism

Murad Qureshi, London’s Assembly Member argues that London has the venues and the capacity to support this key celebration in the world of cricket.

"While it is sad that it has been decided the games have to be moved this is a splendid opportunity for London to show that it is a great sports location, a great host and a centre for passionate cricket supporters.

"This would also play a significant part in relieving some of the economic pressures on London’s tourist industry, fill up hotel places, increase restaurant bookings and swell visits to other exciting destinations.

"This would be a substantial boost for London and a fabulous opportunity for our communities to welcome cricket enthusiasts and to celebrate the game."