We are being sponsored for 6 years. This is good – Emirates are giving us money. They had a competition – the winner got a trip to the Ashes this winter. The ground is now to be known officially as Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, trips nicely of the tongue doesn’t it. I racked my brains for a catchy name – but was obviously on the wrong track.
I shall drop dead when people I know start referring to the ground as anything other than the county ground or the Riverside. After all – the river has not moved.