Avoid the area police plea as officers prepare for 7,500 cricket fans to head for North East ground

People have been told to find alternative routes to avoid getting caught up in traffic as an England international cricket match is staged in the North East.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 2:07 pm
The Emirates Stadium in Chester-le-Street will host the match between England and Sri Lanka. Image copyright Google.

Durham Constabulary issued the warning ahead of the fixture tomorrow, Tuesday, June 29, when England play Sri Lanka in the One Day International at the Emirates Riverside Stadium at Chester-le-Street from 11am.

The force has said with approximately 7,500 supporters expected to attend the match, the first in the Royal London Series, its officers will be on patrol throughout the day.

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A spokesperson added: “For those attending the event, please allow extra time for travel and plan your journey and parking before the day.

"Those not going to the match are advised to avoid the area if possible and find alternative routes.

"The weather forecast looks good so enjoy the game and don’t forget your sun cream.”

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