Local box office opened for T20 World Cup


An aerial view of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.  - File photo by Jeff K Mayers
An aerial view of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba. – File photo by Jeff K Mayers

CRICKET fans can get their hands on tickets for ICC T20 World Cup matches in Trinidad as the box office opened on May 2 at the National Cricket Centre, Couva and Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. Box office hours at both locations are Monday to Friday from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Chalita Rose, head of marketing for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, described it as “very important” that Trinidad and Tobago fans participate in the tournament. He announced that a maximum of 2,000 tickets will be available at the tournament box office.

Trinidad and Tobago have also been praised for their level of preparation as the countdown to the World Cup enters the final month.

The tournament is scheduled for June 2 in Guyana, with the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba making its first appearance in the competition on June 12.

Rose described Trinidad and Tobago as the “epicenter” of food, culture and cricket.

“For us it was very important that we got Trinidad ready,” said Rose, “and the Trinidad LOC, through all the supporting agencies, really brought their ‘A’ game to the table, and I can proudly say that Trinidad is a of the countries most ready to host the World Cup in June.”

As head of marketing for the tournament, Rose is also issuing a call to fans across the West Indies to give maximum support to the regional team as it attempts to win the tournament on home soil for the first time.

“…We need you to support the team, and we need to make sure the stadiums are filled with our energy, our atmosphere, our culture, so just go out and support the games, make sure you buy your tickets, The box office opens on May 2. You won’t want to miss what will be an extraordinary ICC T20 World Cup from June 1 to 29.”