Online ticket sales for 2019 Super50 underway
- Special “season ticket” deals, free entry for senior citizens, Under-12s on offer
Cricket West Indies announced on Tuesday that the online sales of tickets for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup has begun.
Fans can now visit the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com, and make their online ticket purchases through the “Buy Tickets” button for all of the group stage matches at Warner Park in St. Kitts, and the Queen’s Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, as well as the semi-finals and the final.
There is a special offer for spectators in the two host venues: In Trinidad, they can purchase a season ticket package for just US $50 (TT $350) that covers entry to any 10 group stage matches, plus the semi-finals and the final; and in St. Kitts, they can purchase a season ticket package for US $22 (EC $60) that covers entry to the 11 group stage matches at Warner Park.
For fans wanting to attend for individual matches, tickets prices are just US $6 (TT $40) for Group “B” matches in Trinidad. The semi-finals and final, to be played on November 28 and 29 at Queen’s Park Oval are priced at just US $15 (TT $100), the final to be played December 1 at the same venue is US $18 (TT $125).
For the day/night, floodlit Group “A” matches to be played at Warner Park, tickets are just US $5 (EC $10), while fans get to enjoy the nine daytime matches at the Conaree Sports Complex free of charge.
“The excitement for the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 is building as the big regional rivalries are set to be renewed, starting on November 6,” said CWI commercial director, Dominic Warne.
“We want fans to have every chance to see their local heroes and discover the West Indies’ rising stars of the future across a month-long festival of cricket, so we’ve made tickets really affordable, including some fantastic season ticket packages, which give all fans a significant discount.
“We’re going to be announcing in the coming days, the DJs and entertainment who will help to build the atmosphere at every game during what’s going to be a thrilling tournament.”
Ticket booths at Queens Park Oval and the National Cricket Centre in Trinidad open from November 2 and at Warner Park in St. Kitts from November 4. The ticket booth at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy will open only on match days.
For matches where there is an entry fee, tickets are free of charge for patrons over the age of 60 with national identification documents while stocks last. Children under the age of 12 may also enter free of charge when they attend with a paying adult.
Coming on the heels of the hotly-contested 2019 Caribbean Premier League, fans can look forward to another four weeks of exciting action, when the Super50 Cup – the region’s pre-eminent, 50 overs-a-side competition – returns with a bang.
Two groups of five teams each will run concurrently in St. Kitts and Trinidad, contesting a total of 40 action-packed, group stage matches.
Group “A” matches begin on the opening day of the competition and will take place every day either at Warner Park or Conaree, and Group “B” matches start the following day, Thursday, November 7, with matches taking place simultaneously at the Queen’s Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.
Every team will play their group opponents twice before the top two in each group progress to the semi-finals and a chance to play in the final.
Reigning champions, Combined Campuses & College Marooners launch the tournament on opening day in Group “A”, when they face hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner Park; Jamaica Scorpions, Barbados Pride and Canada will be the other teams in Group “A”.
Group “B” commences, when last year’s beaten finalists, Guyana Jaguars, meet West Indies Emerging Players in a day/night contest at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, at the same time that hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, semi-finalists last year, meet Windward Islands Volcanoes under the lights at the Queen’s Park Oval. The United States, the other side that will be contesting this group, have drawn a bye on the opening day.
The Marooners captured their first Super50 Cup title, when they beat the Jaguars by six wickets in last season’s final at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Set 205 for victory, Marooners reached their target in 37.4 overs, guided to victory by their captain and veteran opener Kyle Corbin with a polished 72 from 53 balls that included 12 fours and two sixes which earned him the Player-of-the-Match award. (CWI)