West Indies captain was on hand to meet and greet fans at Kensington Oval on Friday morning as Cricket West Indies (CWI) started over-the-counter tickets sales ahead of the Wisden Trophy Test Series against England.
The first Test will be played at Kensington Oval in Barbados, and ticket sales for local fans will started on Friday at the main ticket booth at the historic venue.
The other Test matches will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua and Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia. Sales start in Antigua on January 21 and in St Lucia on January 28.
“I just felt the need to come and meet the fans and spend some time with them,” Holder said. “We’re nothing if we don’t have the support of our fans. We play for them and we value their support … so I made the effort to come this morning and speak to some of them.”
There are special incentive packages for local patrons. Fans, with local identification, can buy two tickets at half price. In addition, a limited amount of tickets will also be available for fans over age 60. Grounds tickets at US$15 per person (BDS$30) will be on sale from Tuesday, January 15.
“Test cricket between these two great teams has great appeal and a very rich history, and we anticipate records crowds for these matches here in the Caribbean,” said Dominic Warne, CWI’s Commercial Director.
“We look forward to welcoming lots of visiting England fans, and we are providing promotions to our own West Indies fans to give them the opportunity to access seats at affordable prices. West Indies fans create an atmosphere that visiting teams don’t experience anywhere else in the world and we want them to come out in force to get behind the team.”
Warne added: “We have given some great incentives to the loyal, local fans as well as ensuring that senior citizens and children under 12 have the opportunity to and we know they will take this opportunity to be part of what will be another great Test Series.”
Tickets are also available online on the CWI website www.cricketwestindies.org
|1st Wisden Trophy Test||Jan 23 to 27||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|2nd Wisden Trophy Test||Jan 31 to Feb 4||Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|3rd Wisden Trophy Test||Feb 9 to 13||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia|