WICB statement on party stand entry
WICB Media Release.
St John’s, Antigua – Some patrons of the two party stands who attended the second One Day International at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds on Sunday March 2nd were faced with a regrettable situation relating to minors in the party stands.
Some minor patrons and their guardians, who arrived with tickets for and intentions of entering the party stand, were not permitted entry and instead offered tickets to alternative stands. Where minors and their guardians had been previously admitted to the party stand, they were offered tickets to another stand to view the match. Historically, for the most part, party stands operated on an all inclusive model and were intended to be an adult only area. The party stands at the SVRCG are not all inclusive, but rather semi-inclusive.
The West Indies Cricket Board unreservedly apologises to those patrons who were inconvenienced as a result. The WICB also thanks those patrons who took up the alternative offer for tickets in another stand and specifically for their understanding in the circumstances.
In appreciation of the events that have transpired, for the third One Day International on Wednesday March 5th, children with valid tickets will be permitted entry into the party stands, but only in the company of a parent or an adult guardian. A ratio of one adult guardian to three minors will apply. The same will apply for the three Twenty20 Internationals to follow in Barbados.
With regard to horns not being allowed to be blown during the matches, the WICB wishes to advise that this is an International Cricket Council (ICC) regulation which is applied to all international matches around the world.
The WICB thanks the thousands of fans who turned out in large numbers for the first and second ODIs and for your unwavering support of the West Indies team and look forward to your support of the third and decisive ODI on Wednesday March 5th.
WICB Media Release.