Time is running out on the chance to star as a volunteer on the world stage at this year’s ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup, with applications set to close on Monday January 16 for opportunities at Edgbaston. For the first time in cricket history England and Wales will host two major ICC global events and the Cricketeers will be at the centre of that action, with Edgbaston hosting five games – including a semi0final of the ICC Champions Trophy. The Cricketeer programme will unite communities over two months of exciting tournament cricket.

Steve Elworthy, Director of both tournaments, said: “Volunteers will play a vital role in ensuring that the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women's World Cup are a huge success. Cricket has a strong tradition of volunteering in England and Wales, so we have seen the contribution they make from grassroots up to international tournaments.

We have already had a great response to our call for Cricketeers, including both people that have volunteered previously and first timers, but we still need others to get involved.”

From spectator services to accreditation, the successful candidates will gain a unique experience working across key areas of two global sporting events.

Chief Executive of Edgbaston, Neil Snowball, said: “This year is the biggest programme of international cricket in Edgbaston’s history, and the volunteers will play an important role in ensuring that we deliver the best experience possible.

Whilst providing a great opportunity to be part of the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup, we’re keen to create a legacy by opening the programme up to more opportunities at Edgbaston and within the recreational game.

We’re very excited about the programme and look forward to working with the many applicants in the summer.”

To become a Cricketeer apply before the closing date which is next Monday (16 January) at: www.icc-cricket.com/cricketeers

The ICC Champions Trophy will be played at Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval between 1st and 18th June 2017 and the ICC Women's World Cup will be staged from June 26 at Bristol, Derby, Leicester and Taunton with the final at Lord's on July 23.