Cricket hospitality won't be affected by a six-week break for the London 2012 Games, according to official Olympic venue Lord's cricket ground.
The "home of cricket" will be transformed into the home of archery for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.
But in response to speculation, Lord's has confirmed that it doesn't anticipate demand for cricket will be affected, citing an uplift of 10% pre-sale booking enquiries.
Julie Bacon, Lord's hospitality manager, said: "The number of pre-sale enquiries we have received ahead of the 2012 cricket season points to a healthy demand among corporates for entertaining options at the home of cricket.
"The NatWest ODI against Australia, in particular, looks set to sell out within days as companies are eager to treat guests to a contest between old Ashes rivals."
By Janie Stamford
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