TEST?cricket is in town, but Barbadians aren’t too interested in watching lowly West Indies clash with top-ranked India at Kensington Oval this week.
Senior cricket operations officer of the Barbados Cricket Association, Roxanne Forte, confirmed yesterday that just 2 506 tickets, many of them complimentary, had been snapped up for today’s opening day of the second Test.
The response is disappointing for a ground that holds 14 000, and unless hundreds of tickets are bought at the last minute, the Greenidge &?Haynes and The Three Ws stands will be the only ones open.
The Greenidge &?Haynes stand can hold 4 015 fans while Three Ws has room for 1 462.
Forte told the DAILY?NATION that so far only 2 486 tickets had been collected for tomorrow’s play and 2 443 for Thursday.
West Indies Cricket Board vice-president Dave Cameron and Barbados Cricket Association vice-president Conde Riley have suggested that the crowds would return when the West Indies started winning.
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.