Seniors, Youth set to benefit from WICB

Two groups of West Indies cricket fans will benefit from special concessions during the first match of a four-Test home series between West Indies and India starting here tomorrow.

Commercial Manager of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Nelly Yates, revealed yesterday that senior citizens is one group that will profit from the pricing initiative.

“We have the senior citizens specials, which is 65 years and over. Once you come with your ID, you will get a free ticket and that’s because we recognise that our seniors, they are the hallmark of it, they are our foundation.

“A lot of them are retirees and we still want them to be able to come out to cricket and we know they have other expenses so we have made it very affordable for them which is free,” she said.

The WICB employee also revealed that young will also benefit through a number of other initiatives.

“Children under 12 years old, they are also free with the purchase of an adult ticket and all of these are based on stock, so it’s on a first come, first served basis, but we will try our best to cater. We also cater for schools and clubs through our Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket programme … so we are looking after our young and we are looking after our old,” Yates said.

Today’s match is scheduled to bowl off at 10am at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in North Sound.

Spectators will pay $40 per day on Thursday and Friday, while ticket prices for Saturday and Sunday are $50. Ticket prices return to $40 on Monday.

Following the opening Test, the series moves to Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on July 30 before the third Test starts on August 9 in St Lucia at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.

The fourth and final Test will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Barbados from August 22.

(Taken from windiescricket.com)