Organizing any international sports event is a real big task. But when it comes to the cricket World Cup, huge preparations are needed to be done. In this sequence, net bowlers form a vital part of the game as these volunteers help the cricketers during their net practice. Since the World Cup is being played in Australia and New Zealand, where there is a passion for the game, hopefully the event managers will be able to get 1500 net bowlers required for the event. Yes, you have got it right, 1500 capable net bowlers will be rendering their services in the World Cup.

Chief executive of the World Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee, John Harnden said, “It’s going to be quite a challenge to find enough bowlers who are prepared to give up their time to help the World Cup teams practice.”

Former Australian opening batsman and double World Cup winner, Matthew Hayden said, “Net bowlers rarely get any public recognition but they are vital for a batsman’s preparation. The World Cup needs a huge number of these very special volunteers and I know the organisers want to do everything they can to make it a great experience for them. For some, it will be a once in a lifetime experience to bowl at the world’s best batsmen.”

This will be a great opportunity for youngsters because each net bowler will be given a World Cup training uniform, a special memento of the tournament and two match tickets for each practice session in which they take part.

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