Monday, January 22, 2018

CT20 ticket holders to get free entry for regional games

The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has taken the decision to allow those "legitimate ticket holders" who were denied entry to T&T's last Caribbean Twenty20 match at home, free access to T&T's first home matches in the upcoming regional Super50 and four-day competitions.

T&T's last Caribbean T20 match at home saw the hosts defeat former winners Guyana by 80 runs in front of thousands of fans inside a packed Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain.

T&T went on to win the competition, capturing their third straight Caribbean T20 title with a nine-wicket win over Guyana in the tournament final at Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

However, in excess of 200 people with legitimate tickets were stranded outside the Oval, deprived of the opportunity to see some of the world's most sought-after and highly rated Twenty20 cricketers in action.

It was also the last time T&T would take the field in the Caribbean T20 which will be replaced by the franchise based Caribbean Premier League T20 competition next year.

According to TTCB CEO Suruj Ragoonath, those "legitimate ticket holders" will be compensated with free entry for T&T's four-day game against Guyana at Queen's Park Oval from March 6-9 and the Super50 match against the same opponents on March 12.

"Once they have a legitimate ticket and once the legitimacy of their ticket is verified, we will allow them access," Ragoonath said yesterday.

óRoger Seepersad