The House of Lords have been warned that increased costs and regulatory red tape could keep the Rugby Union and Cricket World Cups out of the UK in the long term.
Commenting, Wes Streeting MP, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:
“Try as they might, the Brexiters cannot convert this into good news. No one will be bowled over by losing the chance to host the cricket and rugby world cups.
“If Brexit means these events will never come back to our shores we all have the right to consider whether to hit Brexit for six.”
Notes to editors
The House of Lords sub-committee were told by James Allen from the Sport and Recretaion Alliance today that Brexit would “make the UK a harder place to visit for fans, athletes and support teams, plus a harder place to invest and to bring equipment in due to potential customs barriers making us relatively less competitive.”