ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Tickets for the India Tour of the West Indies 2019 – sponsored by MyTeam11 and co-powered by Skoda – will go on sale to the public from midnight tonight (East Caribbean Time), coinciding with 40 days to go until the start of the action between the two teams.
Fans can get their tickets to all eight matches for the Tour, including the two MyTeam11 Tests which jump start the two teams’ participation in the ICC World Test Championship and two MyTeam11 Twenty20 Internationals in the United States, via the “Buy Tickets” button on the West Indies website, www.windiescricket.com.
“West Indies fans across the region have a wonderful opportunity to come out and get behind this talented, exciting West Indies side. The fans can really make the difference in creating the carnival atmosphere that the players love and which fans all over the world love watching on TV. We’re giving fans affordable tickets and promotional discounted ticket bundles. And with the start of the World Test Championship, there’s added competition in every form of the game,” said CWI Commercial Director, Dominic Warne.
Local box office sales start approximately two weeks in advance of each leg of the Tour with the list of opening dates being:
- Lauderhill, United States: July 15 to August 4 for 1st & 2nd T20I (Aug 3-4)
- Guyana: July 22 to August 8 for 3rd T20I and 1st ODI (Aug 6 and Aug 8)
- Trinidad: July 29 to August 14 or 2nd and 3rd ODI (Aug 11 and 14)
- Antigua: August 15 to 26 for 1st Test (Aug 22 to Aug 26 – World Test Championship)
- Jamaica: August 19 to September 3 for 2nd Test (Aug 30 to Sep 3 – World Test Championship)
“When you pitch everyone’s favourite team, the West Indies, against the world’s most supported team in India and the two most passionate sets of cricket fans, it’s going to be a wonderful MyTeam11 Series across all 3 formats of international cricket, in an action packed month of cricket. Our fans can become the extra man and give our promising teams that extra boost when they step on to the field,” said Warne.
Tickets for children aged 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket for all matches. Senior citizens – aged 60-plus – on presentation of a form of national photo identification at local box offices are also eligible for free tickets while stocks last for all matches, except the two MyTeam11 Twenty20 Internationals in the United States.
To give fans extra encouragement to get behind the start of the West Indies World Test Championship journey, a special season ticket is available for either of the Test matches where the full 5 days of cricket have been discounted to the equivalent price of just three and a half days.
Sat, Aug 3: 1st MyTeam11 Twenty20 International – Broward County Stadium, United States (10:30 am start)
Sun, Aug 4: 2nd MyTeam11 Twenty20 International – Broward County Stadium (10:30 am)
Tue, Aug 6: 3rd MyTeam11 International – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (10:30 am)
Thu, Aug 8: 1st MyTeam11 One-day International – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)
Sun, Aug 11: 2nd MyTeam11 One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad (9:30 am)
Wed, Aug 14: 3rd MyTeam11 One-day International – Queen’s Park Oval (9:30 am)
Sat, Aug 17 to Mon, Aug 19: Tour Match – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)
Thu, Aug 22 to Mon, Aug 26: 1st MyTeam11 Test – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)
Fri, Aug 30 to Tue, Sep 3: 2nd MyTeam11 Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (9:30 am daily)
ABOUT THE ICC WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP
The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) has been introduced to give greater context to the longest format of the game and will be played over the next two years. It will feature nine of the 12 Test-playing nations, each of whom will play a Test series against six of the other eight teams.
Each series will consist of between two and five matches, so although all teams will play six series (three at home and three away), they will not play the same number of Tests. Each team will be able to score a maximum of 120 points from each series and the two teams with the most points at the end of the league stage will contest the Final, in June 2021, in England to crown the first ever World Test Champion.
Some of the nine WTC teams will play additional Test matches during this period which are not part of the World Test Championship. They are, however, part of the ICC Future Tours Programme for 2018 to 2023 and are designed mainly to give matches to the three Test-playing sides – Afghanistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe – not taking part in this competition.