CRICKET fans will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets from Saturday (June 17) for the two One-Day International matches between the West Indies and India which will be staged on Friday and Sunday (Friday, June 23 and Sunday, June 25).
Both matches will be staged at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain, starting at 9 am and the entrance fee per patron is just $135.
The ticket offices will be open on from 9 am to 5 pm at the Queen’s Park Oval on Tragarete Road (to Sunday, June 25), while the other box office, at the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board headquarters at Balmain in Couva will offer tickets up to Friday (June 23).
In an effort to generate the widest participation of the cricket-loving public there will be several attractive promotions including one free ticket for senior citizens (60 years and over) which will be available in the first week of the Box Office ticket sales and is for Caribbean nationals only.
Also children 12 and under will get a 50 percent discount with the purchase of at least one Box adult ticket, and this offer is also open to West Indian nationals.
These promotions are only available at the two Offices and will be honoured while the allocated tickets last.
Additionally, cricket fans attending the warm-up encounter between the West Indies and the Red Force on Tuesday, June 20 at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain in Couva will get a 25 percent off on tickets purchased for the WI vs India matches.
There is also a promotion by Cricket West Indies, formerly the West Indies Cricket Board, where a ticket for either of the ODIs, and a Windies replica shirt will cost just US$35. A ticket alone for one of the matches will set you back US$20.
There is also a special corporate package on offer where an ODI match ticket will cost US$15 with the purchase of 30 or more by Corporate T&T organisations.
It has also been announced that patrons at the Oval games must observe strict regulations that stipulate that no coolers, glass bottles or weapons of any type will be permitted at the venue.
Darren Bravo faces Windies in Warm-up Match
ALLROUNDER Marlon Richards will captain a star-studded Red Force team in a mouth-watering warm-up 50-Overs encounter against the West Indies on Tuesday, June 20 at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva.
The clash is a precursor to the two One-Day Internationals between the West Indies and the touring Indian cricketers on Friday, June 23 and Sunday, June 25 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain.
The warm-up encounter between the Red Force and the regional team will see the return of Darren Bravo, the outstanding young Caribbean Test batsman who has been out of action for some time, and all eyes will be on his attempt to reclaim his spot on WI side.
Also, of great interest will be the appearance of several top limited overs cricketers who have been making headlines campaigning on the international circuit, notably the recent Indian Premier League.
Heading the list is exciting batsman Lendl Simmons who played a key role for Mumbai Indians when they won the 2017 version of the IPL last month. He is joined in the Red Force squad by fellow T20 star Sunil Narine, the mystery bowler who emerged from the recent IPL as an exhilarating opening batsman for the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he smashed the fastest 50 in the competition to date.
Also included in the national team is a former World No 1 rated T20 bowler, leg-spinner Samuel Badree who has slipped to fifth in the ICC rankings but is coming off a note-worthy first season with the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, after campaigning for several years with the Rajasthan Royals.
The clash against the Windies will also provide several young, promising and talented Red Force players with the opportunity to impress and stake their claim for consideration by the regional selectors and IPL cricket scouts.
Among them are Amir Jangoo, Isaiah Rajah, Tion Webster, Kissoondath Magram and Nicholas Pooran who have all been chomping at the bit and have been putting their hand up with recent outstanding performances for their country and regional franchises.
And the Red Force will again be relying heavily on the wide experience of all-rounders Rayad Emrit and Imran Khan, the latter a record-breaking bowler in the recent regional four-day tournament; seasoned campaigner Kevon Cooper, and Yannic Cariah.
Additionally, cricket fans attending the warm-up encounter between the West Indies and the Red Force on Tuesday, June 20 at the NCC will get a 25 percent off on tickets purchased for the WI vs India matches at the Oval on June 23 and 25.
There is also an attractive promotion by Cricket West Indies where a ticket for either of the ODIs, and a Windies replica shirt will cost just US$35. A ticket alone for either match is priced at US$20.
Red Force Squad:
Marlon Richards (Capt)