Final day of CT20 action in T&T sold out
Fans still seeking to get tickets for the final day of Caribbean Twenty20 action at the Queen's Park Oval today will be disappointed. They have been sold out!
Today's action includes the much-anticipated top-of-the-table clash between defending champs Trinidad and Tobago and arch-rivals Guyana, a game that will feature several members of the West Indies team which won the ICC World T20 championship last year.
The contest is being billed as a "mini final" and the first ball is scheduled for 8 p.m.
A ticket will also allow admission for the day's first encounter between traditional rivals Leeward Islands and Windward Islands at 4 p.m.
Cindy McLean, the Caribbean T20 event manager, described spectator support for the T&T phase of the tournament as, "magnificent."
"It is simply amazing to see that tickets for a match on Saturday night have been all snapped up so far in advance of the match being played," she said yesterday. "This means that the fans have totally enjoyed the experience in the stands and what they have seen on the field of play all week," McLean said.
"Things have worked really well and we applaud the cricket-loving public of Trinidad and Tobago and several visitors who have come for their support of West Indies cricket in such a big way. You can feel the incredible excitement, enthusiasm and energy of the people as they demonstrate a passion for the game."
McLean added: "We anticipate a massive climax to the first phase here in Trinidad on Saturday night before the tournament moves to St Lucia for the second phase next week. We have put all the systems in place to accommodate the spectators. They are part of the heart and soul of the game and this event."
Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana are the two most successful teams in the Caribbean T20. Guyana won the inaugural tournament in 2010 while T&T won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.
After play on Thursday night, T&T led the points table with nine points from three matches. Guyana are second with eight points from two matches, level with Barbados on eight points (three matches).