Sports

The Hundred ticket sale delayed due to COVID-19

ANI | March 31, 2020 03:36 PM
Representative Image

London [UK], Mar 31 (ANI): The tickets for the debut season of 100 ball cricket tournament 'The Hundred' will not go on general sale as planned on April 8.

Priority tickets for the showpiece event went on sale in a window in February, with the England Cricket Board (ECB) reporting that initial sales had 'surpassed expectations' as the tickets for men's Finals Day were sold out within 24 hours.

But with the coronavirus crisis delaying the start of the English season by at least a month and the ability to stage the inaugural season of the Hundred in the planned window in doubt, the apex body has decided to delay the next two ticket windows.

"In the midst of an epidemic which is affecting the nation in unprecedented ways, it would be wholly inappropriate for us to promote and sell tickets to the Hundred, ESPNcricinfo quoted Sanjay Patel, the competition's managing director as saying.

"We appreciate this may cause some disappointment to fans that were keen to purchase tickets in the April sales window, accessing early bird prices and securing tickets to the most in-demand games," he added.

Due to the COVID-19 fears, the ECB on March 20 announced that no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least 28 May.

The United Kingdom has reported 22,444 cases and 1,411 deaths due to the coronavirus as per the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Police takes strict action against MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira flouting lockdown norms
Police takes strict action against MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira flouting lockdown norms
Punjab government transfers 45 police officer (See list attached)
Punjab government transfers 45 police officer (See list attached)
In a good news, report of all 167 samples sent yesterday comes negative
In a good news, report of all 167 samples sent yesterday comes negative
More than 49,189 patients treated during lockdown under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana: Balbir Singh Sidhu
More than 49,189 patients treated during lockdown under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Four PCS officers transferred in Punjab
Four PCS officers transferred in Punjab
After 51 days, Faridkot district becomes Coronavirus free
After 51 days, Faridkot district becomes Coronavirus free
Relief to poor families during lockdown, 75 per cent distribution of food grains under PMGKAY completed in Bathinda
Relief to poor families during lockdown, 75 per cent distribution of food grains under PMGKAY completed in Bathinda
Khaira urges Capt. Amarinder Singh to order CBI inquiry into the nefarious links of tainted Rana Gurjeet Singh with drug and liquor mafia
Khaira urges Capt. Amarinder Singh to order CBI inquiry into the nefarious links of tainted Rana Gurjeet Singh with drug and liquor mafia
Punjab CM mourns passing away of hockey legend Padma Shri Balbir Singh senior
Punjab CM mourns passing away of hockey legend Padma Shri Balbir Singh senior
IMA Punjab on war path with the Government
IMA Punjab on war path with the Government
Government spends Rs 4.46 crore on 'Shramik Special Trains' for safe and convenient travel of 79800 migrants to their native states
Government spends Rs 4.46 crore on 'Shramik Special Trains' for safe and convenient travel of 79800 migrants to their native states
72 DSP level officers transferred in Punjab ( See list attached )
72 DSP level officers transferred in Punjab ( See list attached )