April 4, 2011

West Indies cricket

Ticket bonanza for West Indies fans

Akhila Ranganna

Old age has its rewards – especially if you want to watch West Indies take on Pakistan and India free of cost during their upcoming tours of the Caribbean. West Indies recorded their first Test win in England between June 24 and 29, 1950, at Lord’s and it is in celebration of that win, that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), is offering free tickets to any fan who was born before June 24 1950. And this is how it works: anyone who was born before that date will receive two free tickets to any match of their choice. And if you happen to be born between June 24 and 29 in 1950 or any year prior to 1950 you will receive ten free tickets to any match of your choice during the West Indies-Pakistan or West Indies-India series.

“We want to give back to the fans who have been faithful to West Indies cricket over the years, those who have lived through the good times and the challenging times,” WICB event manager Cindy McLean said. “Did you live it? Win tickets!” is WICB’s slogan for the ticket giveaway campaign. West Indies take on Pakistan and India in a total of two T20s, ten ODIs and five Tests all across the Caribbean from April 21 to July 10. And if you don’t fall in that age group, well, there’s not too much to worry. Ticket prices for the series’ have been radically slashed – up to 85% in some cases – to make it easier on budgets; and if you are less than 16 years old, it's entry free for all games.

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