Fully vaccinated fans allowed to view second Test between West Indies and South Africa


A small number of fully vaccinated cricket fans in St. Lucia will have the chance to see West Indies take on South Africa.

Following the request from the Government of St. Lucia to explore the opportunity to have fans at the game, the Ministry of Health and COVID-19 Command Centre, in co-ordination with the St. Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) will allow entry of a maximum of 400 fans per day to the second Betway Test match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, starting on Friday, June 18.

The key requirement for fans to attend is that each fan requesting a ticket MUST be fully vaccinated – with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine having been administered on or before June 4. Admission will be free on presentation and validation of personal vaccination documentation and photo ID.

Tickets for all match days will only be available on Thursday, June 17 from 12 noon to 19:00h and Friday, June 18 from 16:00h to 18:00h at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground ticket office located at the East Gate. It is the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that fans will be admitted to see the West Indies team in action on home soil.

Fans will need to wear facemasks to gain entry to the match and then keep wearing masks throughout the match. Fans will also need to remain socially distanced at all times when seated in the Johnson Charles Stand, which will be the only stand open for fans.

Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI said: “The Government of St. Lucia has initiated this pilot project which will allow for the safe return of fans to watch international cricket for the first time in the West Indies since the start pandemic.”

“We are happy to support the initiative by welcoming supporters into the stands for free to see their favourite West Indies team in action. A lot of detailed planning has gone into making this a reality and we thank the Government of St Lucia, the health officials, as well as the SLNCA who, together with CWI have worked tirelessly to ensure we can accommodate those fans fortunate enough to benefit from this opportunity.” (CWI)

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