Cricket great 'honoured' by pavilion name
Cricket great 'honoured' by pavilion nameMATT RICHENS
If Canterbury Cricket's plan to build a purpose-built cricket ground at Hagley Oval goes ahead, the new pavilion will be called the Hadlee Pavilion.
In the shadows of AMI Stadium's Hadlee Stand, which is being demolished, Canterbury Cricket chief executive Lee Germon and Sir Richard Hadlee today unveiled the plan.
Hadlee said he was honoured to have his family's name attached to the new pavilion.
He said the the region was being starved of top-level cricket, and he wanted that fixed.
"We need a purpose-built ground for cricket and I think this plan is a very good one," he said.
Germon said the Hadlee Pavilion had been designed to meet the requirements of the International Cricket Council and New Zealand Cricket.
"The architects have worked hard to ensure the design fits sensitively into the Hagley Oval environment and to enhance the village green atmosphere,'' he said.
"While the pavilion is two-storey, the lower portion would be built into the embankment, which gives the impression of a single-level building from the oval."
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