Sold out matches create history-WICB

GROS ISLET, St.Lucia,  CMC- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has confirmed that a day’s play was sold out in advance for the first time in the history of West Indies cricket.

WICB issued a statement on Monday referring to matches on two separate days in the Trinidad leg of the Caribbean T20 tournament which ended over the weekend.

Last Saturday’s double header at the Queen’s Park oval which climaxed with a commanding 80 run win by the host over Guyana as well as the opening night of competition, were sold out.

“Tickets were sold out from as early as Thursday while the opening night on Sunday January 6th was also sold out,” the Board said.

“Overall, attendance to the Trinidad matches of the CT20 has been beyond WICB and TTCB projections with cricket fans turning out in huge numbers to support their favourite teams”.

The S.Lucia leg of the tournament begins on Tuesday at Beausejour Cricket Ground with Guyana facing Jamaica and Windwards playing Trinidad and Tobago.

Meantime, President Dr. Julian Hunte has praised the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board’s hosting of the preliminary round of the Caribbean Twenty20.

“The planning, preparation and logistics were of the highest standard and they all lent to the successful hosting of the first portion of the tournament in CT20,” said Dr. Hunte.

“Overall we can look back without doubt that the CT20 was very well organized and hosted in Trinidad and it sets the standard very high and we trust that the St Lucia leg will live up to the high expectations”.

 

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