The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is giving fans a fantastic opportunity to see the region’s best players in action. Cricket lovers will not have to dig very deep into their pockets to be part of the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s Caribbean T20 Tournament from July 22 to 31.
Fans under the age of 16 will be able to see ALL matches for FREE! Each day’s play will feature a double-header. In the first round matches at Kensington Oval in Barbados (July 22 to 25), fans can witness two matches a day for a mere BDS$10 (US$5). In the first round at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad (July 28 and 29) it’s just TT$10 (approximately US$1.70) per day.
The Final Four phase (July 30) will also be played Queen’s Park Oval tickets for the semi-finals cost TT$30 (US$5). The grand final and third place play-off will be on July 31 and tickets cost just TT$50 (approximately US$8.35).
“Every seat will be the best seat in the house! Everyone will have the chance to buy a ticket and enjoy the action in the historic Caribbean T20 Tournament. We have come up a fantastic ticketing policy which should ensure that the fans will get every opportunity to see the matches. It’s basically like getting two matches for the price of one,” said Nelecia Yeates, Commercial Manager of the WICB.
“We want the fans to Bring It Back!, to come out and be involved and support their favourite players and their favourite teams. We will have the region’s best players giving it their all and it would be waste to have one empty seat in the grounds.”
Fans can get them from several sources. Supporters in the Caribbean can contact the Windies ticket line 1-800-744-GAME (4263). Those calling from outside the region can call 1-268-481-2490. The opening hours are 9 am to 3 pm (Eastern Caribbean Time) from Monday to Friday. Tickets can also be purchased from ticket offices at Kensington Oval in Barbados and ticket office at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. They can also email: [email protected] to grab their seats.
Matches will be played at 4 pm and 8 pm Eastern Caribbean Time/3 pm and 7 pm Jamaica Time; except on Sunday, July 25 when the start times will be 2 pm and 6 pm Eastern Caribbean Time/1 pm and 5 pm Jamaica Time.
Following the successful hosting of the ICC World T20 Tournament in the West Indies in April and May, fans throughout the region have been urged to and come out, wave their flags, play their music, and create a carnival atmosphere at the matches to celebrate what promises to be a 10 days of action-packed cricket in the Caribbean.
Eight teams will be involved in the Caribbean T20. The West Indies territorial teams: Barbados, Combined Campuses and Colleges, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Windward Islands will be joined by Canada. There is a huge incentive to win the Caribbean T20, with the leading Caribbean team going on to represent the West Indies at the Airtel Champions League in South Africa in September.
The format for the Caribbean T20 Tournament will be two groups of four teams. There will be a round-robin stage in each group – each team will play three matches – with the top two teams in each group qualifying for the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals will advance to the final while the losing semi-finalists will play a third-place play-off. The matches in Barbados will be played on July 22 to 25 and the matches in Trinidad will be played on July 28 to July, the day of the final with August 1 as the reserve day for the final.
Match schedule for Caribbean T20
Thursday, July 22 at Kensington Oval
Trinidad and Tobago v Canada – 4 pm
Jamaica v Leeward Islands – 8 pm
Friday, July 23 at Kensington Oval
Guyana v Windward Islands – 4 pm
Barbados v CCC – 8 pm
Saturday, July 24 at Kensington Oval
Jamaica v Canada – 4pm
Trinidad and Tobago v Leeward Islands – 8 pm
Sunday, July 25 at Kensington Oval
Guyana v CCC – 2 pm
Barbados v Windward Islands – 6 pm
Wednesday, July 28 at Queen’s Park Oval
Leeward Islands v Canada – 4 pm
Trinidad and Tobago v Jamaica – 8 pm
Thursday, July 29 at Queen’s Park Oval
Guyana v Barbados – 4 pm
Windward Islands v CCC – 8pm
Friday, July 30 at Queen’s Park Oval
Semi-Final 1: Winner of Zone A v Second of Zone B – 4 pm
Semi-Final 2: Winner of Zone B v Second of Zone A – 8 pm
Saturday, July 31 at Queen’s Park Oval
Third place play-off – 4 pm
FINAL – 8 pm
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