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Trent Bridge's pavilion end renamed to honour England's Stuart Broad

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club has made a historic announcement to rename Trent Bridge's iconic Pavilion End in tribute to the renowned cricketing legend, Stuart Broad, who retired from international cricket earlier this year.

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First Published Sep 30, 2023, 3:00 PM IST

The Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club has recently unveiled its plans to rename the iconic Pavilion End at Trent Bridge in honor of Stuart Broad, who bid adieu to international cricket earlier this year. This renaming serves as a fitting tribute to the illustrious career of England's legendary bowler, who etched his name in cricket history by claiming a remarkable 604 Test wickets – a feat achieved by only a select few, including Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, James Anderson, and Anil Kumble. Stuart Broad's connection with Trent Bridge runs deep, marked by his memorable performances on this hallowed cricket ground. Notable highlights include his historic Test hat-trick against India in 2011, the sole hat-trick ever taken at Trent Bridge, and his astonishing bowling figures of 8/15 against Australia in 2015, the best ever recorded in the venue's nearly two-century history. Both of these remarkable milestones occurred at what will soon become known as The Stuart Broad End.

In expressing his sentiments, Stuart Broad remarked, "When I first visited Trent Bridge, as a kid with dreams of pulling on the Nottinghamshire and England jerseys, I could never have imagined I'd be fortunate enough to enjoy so many memorable moments in the game." He went on to say, "It's a bit surreal to think that part of the ground where I fell in love with cricket will now bear my name."

Broad, who hails from Nottingham, added, "Playing for Notts has meant so much to me, and I've been so grateful that, wherever my career has taken me, I've always been able to come home to Trent Bridge." He expressed his pride in this moment, not just for himself but for his family as well.

Over the course of his illustrious career, Stuart Broad claimed 190 wickets in 43 appearances for both England and Nottinghamshire at his cherished home ground. His overall senior wicket tally stands at an impressive 1,268 scalps. A four-time Ashes champion, he was part of England's victorious 2010 World T20 squad and contributed to Nottinghamshire's 2010 County Championship win, 2022 Division Two title, and two one-day final victories.

Nottinghamshire Chairman Andy Hunt praised Stuart Broad, acknowledging his remarkable achievements, both for England and Nottinghamshire. Hunt remarked, "Stuart's achievements at the highest level are quite remarkable – it's highly unlikely we'll ever see another English bowler match his record over the past 15 years, let alone one from within our county's borders." He emphasized Broad's unwavering commitment to the county and his role as an exceptional ambassador for Nottinghamshire. Hunt concluded, "It feels only fitting that the end of his home ground where he recorded some of his greatest achievements will now serve as a permanent honor to his cricketing career."

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