From The Nation News…
2200 Finals Tickets Back On Market
From tomorrow, about 2 200 tickets for the grand final of the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) on April 28 at Kensington Oval will be up for grabs.
They will be on a first-come, first-served basis and sold online and in ticket centres in the nine host nations – even if people had not previously bought any CWC tickets. The seats available will range in cost from US$100 to US$300.
It was previously announced that the final was sold out.
“Once again, some of our sponsors have not exercised their full option on tickets for the final and CWC has received returns for the final in various categories…”
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THESE TICKETS will probably be gone shortly, but I wonder about the statement “…some of our sponsors have not exercised their full option on tickets for the final and CWC has received returns for the final in various categories…”
The European travel agencies and groups like the Barmy Army are reporting low sales, and the President of the Barbados Tourism Authority is in the Middle East begging for people to attend Cricket World Cup.
Whatever happens, thousands of cheering fans will fill the venues for the finals – and Owen Arthur and company will point to the cheering multitudes as “proof” that CWC went off well and was a wise decision.
As we do the post-CWC assessment, we citizens must learn to separate the hype from reality. While the lack of cheering crowds would be a huge warning flag, the presence of cheering crowds must not be allowed to become the sole indicator of the success or wisdom of Cricket World Cup.