Sold out match may show live
Residents of Barbados who were unable to secure a ticket for the Opening Day of the 1st Test match between West Indies and England might still be able to watch it live on television.
Matches are traditionally blocked on television stations in the host nation, but Cricket West Indies this morning stated “once we are able to confirm that the Kensington Oval is 80 per cent sold, the match will be live in Barbados”.
First ball is at 10 a.m. and already a massive crowd, supplemented with some 4 000 Barmy Army supporters, has already started gathering at the historic ground.
Matches will be broadcast live in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St Croix, St Thomas, St John, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks & Caicos.
Fans in the United Kingdom and Europe, the United States, Canada, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa, Australia, south-east Asia, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent also have a range of providers from which to choose.
“Cricket West Indies is committed to ensuring our that fans have the best experience in the arenas, while partnering with broadcasters to showcase the ‘West Indies cricket experience’ live on TV as it happens. The contest is gearing up to be a fantastic International Home Series and we’re always happy on behalf of fans if we can reach as wide an audience as possible,” says commercial director, Dominic Warne.
The three Tests, five One-Day Internationals, three T20Is series will travel throughout the region from Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, back to Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia and then ends in St Kitts. The full tour is for two months, January 11 to March 11. (SAT/PR)