Fans can now visit the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com, to make their online ticket purchases through the “Buy Tickets” button for all of the matches for the first, full white-ball tour by Ireland to the Caribbean, which will be staged in Barbados, Grenada and St. Kitts. (EDS: See accompanying ticket price schedule for more information).
West Indies will face Ireland in three Colonial Medical Insurance One-day Internationals – on Tuesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 9 at Kensington Oval in Barbados; and on Sunday, January 12, at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.
The two sides then contest three Twenty20 Internationals – on Wednesday, January 15, at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada; and on Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19, at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
“West Indies fans in the three host territories and across the region have a wonderful opportunity to come out and get behind the team early in the New Year, as they start their final push to the ICC Twenty20 World Cup Australia 2020 in October next year,” said CWI commercial director, Dominic Warne.
“The fans can really make the difference in creating the famous Caribbean atmosphere that the players love and which fans all over the world enjoy watching on TV.”
Warne added: “We’re giving fans affordable tickets, so they can come and get behind the team in their first white-ball series on home soil under Kieron Pollard as captain and Phil Simmons as coach.
“Ticket prices range from about EC $15 (US $5) for the most affordable seat in Grenada and St. Kitts to BB $50 (US $25) for a premium seat in Barbados, so we urge our fans to come out and become the ‘extra player’ and give our promising teams that extra boost when they step on to the field.”
Local box office sales start about two weeks in advance of each leg of the Tour with the list of opening dates being:
• Barbados: January 2 for 1st and 2nd Colonial Medical Insurance ODIs
• Grenada: January 6 for 3rd Colonial Medical Insurance ODIs and 1st T20I
• St. Kitts: January 15 for 2nd and 3rd T20Is
Tickets for children aged 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
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.