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KENSINGTON OVAL looks set to have a bumper crowd tomorrow in spite of the high cost of tickets for the final One-Day International between West Indies and England.

Despite the $150 price tag for most tickets and with West Indies having already lost the series after defeats in the two matches in Antigua, fans are still showing interest, with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) reporting yesterday that about 9 000 tickets had been sold.

A quick stop at Kensington showed many tourists purchasing tickets. In an unprecedented move, tickets for all stands – with the exception of the Party Stand – were offered at $150 but following concerns from fans, the WICB announced last week Sunday that the first 1 000 tickets to the Greenidge Haynes Stand would be sold at $75.

WICB senior communications officer Adriel Richard said that tickets were “moving fast”, but he could not say for certain the ratio of tickets purchased by English fans to West Indian fans. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.