A sell-out crowd is predicted for the one-day cricket international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka next Tuesday – but volunteers are still needed.
Sport Tasman are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the event which takes place at the Saxton Oval on January 20.
Around 72 volunteers are required to help out with queue control, car parking and traffic management. Volunteers will also assist with the set up and pack down of the event, and dealing with spectators.
Sport Tasman’s Hayden Bryant says they have many volunteers working during the World Cup matches, but more are required for the New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka one day international as it is set to be a sell-out game.
Nelson Cricket association general manager Richard Hayward says volunteers are invaluable. Nelson Cricket is a small operator and good volunteers are like “gold dust”.
The organisation only has two fulltime staff and with an event as large as a one-day international they need a fair number of people to support its running.
With temporary stands the Saxton Oval can hold 6100 spectators and Sport Tasman is confident the event will be a success.
The organisation has been responsible for organising volunteers for the Weetbix Triathlon, Super Rugby and the South Island Master Games.