Tickets in demand for Super50 showdown
WICB Media Release.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A capacity crowd is expected at Queen’s Park Oval for the Grand Final of the NAGICO Super50 on Saturday.
Home team Trinidad & Tobago will face their traditional arch rivals Barbados in the main event and this has triggered a rise in ticket sales.
Up to midday Friday, close to 6,000 tickets were sold and organisers believe all 12,000 will be taken ahead of the start on Saturday. First ball is 2pm (1pm Jamaica Time).
Trinidad & Tobago reached the final when they beat Jamaica by seven wickets on Wednesday. Barbados qualified for the final when they also had a seven-wicket victory over Guyana on Thursday night.
Suruj Ragoonath, CEO of the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board, said the organisers were pleased with the rise in sales. The first 200 lucky patrons to enter the ground on Saturday will get a complimentary NAGICO Super50 tournament magazine.
“Tickets sales picked up significantly since T&T Red Force beat Jamaica to reach the final and we expect a very large crowd to turn out for the last match of what has been a great tournament so far,” said Ragoonath.
“We saw Barbados beat Guyana to book the second spot in the final so this has really set-up things for what promises to be a massive encounter in the first NAGICO Super50 final – on a Saturday night in Port-of-Spain.”
Ragoonath added: “We strongly encourage the fans around the country to collect their tickets as early as they can – before they are all sold out. There is no guarantee that tickets will still be available on Saturday at the gate.”
Tickets cost TT$50 and are available at the box office at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The NAGICO Super50 started on January 30 and featured 15 matches at the historic Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain and the picturesque Shaw Park in Tobago. The champions will take home the Clive Lloyd Trophy – named in honour of the legendary captain of the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winning teams.
NAGICO Super50 RESULTS
Thursday, 30th: Jamaica beat Windwards by 14 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Friday, 31st: Guyana beat Ireland by 114 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Saturday, 1st: CCC beat Leewards by 160 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Sunday, 2nd: Barbados beat T&T by 28 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Monday, 3rd: Jamaica beat Ireland by 6 wickets at Queen’s Park Oval
Tuesday, 4th: Guyana beat Windwards by 22 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Wednesday, 5th: T&T beat Leewards by 5 wickets at Shaw Park
Thursday, 6th: CCC vs Barbados – Match abandoned at Shaw Park
Friday, 7th: Ireland beat Windwards by 64 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Saturday, 8th: Jamaica beat Guyana by 10 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Sunday, 9th: T&T beat CCC by 7 wickets at Queen’s Park Oval
Monday, 10th: Barbados beat Leewards by 4 wickets at Queen’s Park Oval
Wednesday 12th: T&T beat Jamaica by 7 wickets
Thursday, 13th: Barbados beat Guyana by 7 wickets
FINAL: Saturday, February 15th: T&T vs Barbados
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Adrian Barath, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Denesh Ramdin (wicket-keeper), Rayad Emrit, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Imran Khan, Yannick Ottley, Shannon Gabriel, Kevon Cooper; Kelvin Williams (coach)
BARBADOS: Kevin Stoute (captain), Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Rashidi Boucher, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Shane Dowrich (wicket-keeper), Fidel Edwards, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Dwayne Smith, Kenroy Williams; Hendy Springer (coach)
WICB Media Release.