St John’s, Antigua – Cricket fans will get the golden opportunity to secure their favourite seats for the Caribbean T20 2013 when tickets go on sale later this month. The West Indies Cricket Board has set ticket prices at affordable prices in a bid to encourage members of the Windies Cricket fan base to come out and see the region’s best players in action. Tickets will go on sale on December 17 when the ticket booths open in Trinidad.

Cindy McLean, the WICB’s Event Manager, outlined the reason for the low cost was to attract large audiences to matches at two of the liveliest venues in the region. The Caribbean T20 will be played at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, which has a seating capacity of 25,000 and Beausejour Cricket Stadium in St Lucia, which can hold 15,000 fans. The tournament bowls off on January 6 with the grand final slated for Sunday, January 20. Games will start at 4 pm and 8 pm.

“The region is buzzing with excitement after the great win by the West Indies team in Sri Lanka at the World T20 tournament. That enjoyment and massive support has spilled over to the Caribbean T20,” McLean said. “There is a lot of interest in the CT20 and excitement is building across the Caribbean.

“The Caribbean T20 is for everyone… we want everyone to feel a part of the Caribbean T20. We want to pack both venues for every night of cricket and we believe with the very attractive ticket prices and the rich entertainment on the field will prove the right mix.”

In Trinidad, tickets have been set at TT$40 for all stands and patrons can make purchases at the ticket booth at Queen’s Park Oval as well as at the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board office in Couva. In St Lucia, tickets will vary in price – EC$15 for the first round; EC$20 for the play-off; and EC$25 for the Final. Fans can make purchases at Beausejour Cricket Stadium as well as the Castries Ticket Office on Jeremie Street – opposite Old Fire Station.

As part of the promotion, children under age 16 accompanied by an adult purchasing a full price ticket, will be admitted free.

McLean added: “The prices of seats are a ‘steal’ and we know the fans will come out and support their Number 1 team. We want to see smiling faces in the stands, with people enjoying every minute of every match in true colourful, Caribbean style.”