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Venues Prepare for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup with Toro® Equipment

Toro is a leader in turf care and irrigation products for cricket fields from Australia to India. Grounds crews in Australia and New Zealand have put in countless hours preparing their facilities to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup - and many of these crews are counting on Toro® equipment to make sure the turf is in top playing condition.

Cricket World Cup venues across Australia are using Toro's Greensmaster® Flex™ walk mowers for the preparations of cricket pitches, Reelmaster® mowers to maintain the outfields, and Workman® MDX or HDX utility vehicles to transport equipment and materials around their facilities. Several stadiums also use ProCore® aerators, Multi Pro® sprayers and Toro irrigation systems in their turf care routine.

Various combinations of these machines are in use at the Gabba in Brisbane, Queensland; the Bellerive Oval in Bellerive, Tasmania; the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, South Australia; the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney, New South Wales; the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground in Perth, Western Australia; and, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, Victoria. The MCG, host of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Final, is one of the largest sporting stadiums in the world with a capacity of 100,000 people.

“We are honored that these world-class stadiums have chosen Toro equipment to ready their fields for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup,” says Paul Prout, national corporate accounts manager at The Toro Company. “Toro's leadership and experience continue to grow in the world of professional cricket, and this is a perfect example.”

Toro has been a leader in turf maintenance equipment and irrigation solutions for cricket stadiums around the world, including several previous Cricket World Cup venues in India. For example, Toro turf equipment is used at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which hosted the 1987 Cricket World Cup Final. In addition, Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai (venue for the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final), and Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi both use Toro turf care equipment and irrigation systems.

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup runs from February 14 to March 29 and will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand. It's one of the world's largest international sports tournaments, with 14 competing teams, more than 400 accredited players and officials, and an expected television audience of more than a billion people.

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