Tickets for WI/Pakistan ODI’s on sale from Wednesday
By Avenash Ramzan
Tickets for the impending three-match ODI series involving West Indies and Pakistan in Guyana will go on sale from Wednesday (March 29) at the Guyana Cricket Board’s office.
Marketing Assistant, Paul Bonar, popularly known as ‘DJ Stress’, told News Room Sport on Tuesday that tickets will officially be released on Wednesday and available exclusively at the Guyana Cricket Board’s office on Regent Street, Bourda. The office will be opened from 09:00h to 17:00h daily, including Sundays.
“And we do expect a lot of people to be coming out because we had a lot of phone calls; on Facebook we made it very open that tickets would be released. I know a lot of Berbicians asked about ticket prices and all of those things and if it’s okay for them to buy how many tickets they want. There is no specific number of tickets that is going to be issued to anyone buying tickets,” Bonar mentioned.
Following the completion of the T20 version of the series this weekend in Trinidad and Tobago, both teams will arrive on the same flight on Monday to commence preparation for the ODI leg. The teams will then have practice sessions from Tuesday to Thursday.
“And these two teams are very balanced so we’re expecting a huge turnout. Guyanese people always support their cricket, but the main thing is, I would urge everyone because of the delay in releasing tickets, to get their tickets early,” Bonar added. Tickets cost $4,000 for the Red and Green Stands, $3,000 for the Orange Stand and $2,000 for the Grass Mound.
“There is going to be provision made for the Stadium to have a ticket outlet, but I don’t want to say when it’s going to be open- they’re working on that- but I’ll say something ‘please buy your tickets; i’ll say buy it before this weekend’ because a lot of tickets have been released and sold online already, so we do expect a sold out Stadium,” Bonar stressed.
The last time West Indies and Pakistan clashed in an ODI in Guyana was in July 2013 with West Indies winning by 37 runs. Prior to that game, Shahid Afridi made 76 and took 7-12 to rout West Indies by 126 runs in the opening game of the series at Providence.