Essex to play Twenty20 matches in Olympic Stadium

England international Ravi Bopara in action for Essex on August 17, 2013.
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Essex chief executive Derek Bowden says that a deal has been agreed in principle to play some Twenty20 games at the Olympic Stadium in 2016.

Essex have confirmed that they have agreed a deal in principle to play some Twenty20 matches in London's Olympic Stadium in the 2016 cricket season.

The county's chief executive Derek Bowden said that Essex, Kent and Middlesex had all "expressed interest" to take part in a two-week festival of T20 at the venue in two years' time.

"In principle, there is an agreement that a two-week festival of T20-type cricket could be played at the Olympic Park from 2016," Bowden told BBC Sport.

"Ourselves, Kent and Middlesex have all expressed interest in playing there."

West Ham United will play their home games at the Olympic Stadium from the 2016 season.

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