Basseterre, St. Kitts (February 09, 2007): Val Henry of the Local Organizing Committee for the Cricket World Cup (CWC) has appealed to nationals and residents not to procrastinate and get tickets for the premier cricket event before they sell out.
During an interview with SKNIS, Henry explained that tickets are being sold at a satisfactory rate, with sales expected to pick in mid-February as foreigners finalize their travel and accommodation arrangements to the region.
The LOC official explained that the modest pricing of the tickets make it possible for locals to enjoy the exciting matches between the teams from Australia, South Africa, Scotland and the Netherlands.
"The cheapest ticket you can get is for $40.00 (US $15.00) so there is no excuse not to go to Warner Park," Henry noted. "School is not going to be in, so the teachers are going to be free, the students are going to be free and it's going to be a great opportunity to make sure that you see at least one game & of the Cricket World Cup."
Mr. Henry noted that the West Indies Cricket Board's hosting of the CWC was historic as the region has never staged an event of this magnitude. He added that this unprecedented undertaking, which involves a total of nine countries as host venues, may be the only to be witnessed by this generation.
"This Cricket World Cup is perhaps the only one you and I and perhaps our children will see ever in our life," he stressed. "The CWC is held every four years and the West Indies will have to wait a while before it comes around again, given the amount of countries that are bidding to get it. I think, we in the Caribbean, we in St. Kitts and Nevis, have to grab the opportunity & and make sure that we seize it and be part of this historic happening."
Tickets are available at the CWC ticket office in the Sands Complex. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Warner Park Cricket Stadium will have a 10,000 seating capacity for the CWC.