BD$15/US$7.50 TICKET OFFER FOR LOCAL FANS, DAY 4 OF 1st TEST
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Special Fan Ticket Offer for Barbadian fans hoping to catch the WINDIES charge for victory against England in the first Wisden Trophy Test tomorrow at Kensington Oval.
Cricket West Indies has confirmed a ticket special for Barbadians for the remainder of the Test for supporters to help create a special atmosphere for the team.
Tickets for all stands, except the Three Ws Stand and the Party Stand, will be available at BB $15 each for local fans upon presentation of identification at the box office. (Limit of 2 tickets per patron)
“It’s great to see CWI has put on a special ticket price for our fans and I want to urge our supporters to snap up the tickets and come and enjoy the game,” said WINDIES captain Jason Holder.
“We’re pushing hard for a victory and we want to see as many of our fans as possible come out and support us. It has been an amazing Test so far, and with two days to go, we hope our brilliant fans will create a full house and that famous West Indies atmosphere.
“It has been an amazing Test so far and we want to see a full house and everyone enjoying themselves.”
A masterful, maiden Test double hundred from Holder and a resolute, third Test hundred from Shane Dowrich put the WINDIES in an impregnable position and left England with a mountainous task to save the match.
Holder was undefeated on 202 – also his third Test hundred – and Dowrich was unbeaten on 116, sharing a record, unbroken, 295-run stand for the seventh wicket that allowed the hosts to declare on 415 for six in their second innings about 40 minutes after tea on the third day.
Their monumental effort left England to chase a highly improbable, if not impossible target of 628 over the remainder of the match.
When stumps were drawn, Rory Burns, not out on 39, and fellow left-handed opener Jennings, not out on 11, had helped to temper the euphoria and carry the visitors to 56 without loss in their second innings, ensuring that not a wicket fell for the day.