New system in place to revive cricket in Nevis

ZIZ Sports…February 19, 2010 – The Nevis Cricket Association has sort to put in place a new system for the hosting of the games during the 2010 League as well as a few new marketing strategies.

The Nevis Cricket League was opened on Tuesday 16th February and the first match will be played on Saturday 20th February at the Ramsbury Ground.

Continuing with cricket news, all the free tickets for under-16 fans to attend ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 matches are gone!

Tournament organizers today revealed that, as anticipation builds towards the April 30-May 16 event in the Caribbean, more than 2,500 free tickets for group stage fixtures have been snapped up for young cricket enthusiasts to enjoy the thrills of the bat-and-ball.

“There has been an overwhelming response to this incentive and we take this as a sign that a wide cross-section of youth will be attending ICC World Twenty20 2010,” said Ticketing Project Officer, Ms Carla Henry-Baker.

“We had reserved ten per cent of the public ticketing pool per group stage match as free tickets for under-16s and this complement of tickets has been exhausted.”

This initiative by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to encourage young fans to support ICC World Twenty 20 West Indies 2010 pertained to men’s group matches in Barbados, Guyana and Saint Lucia, as all women’s preliminary fixtures in St. Kitts are free.

Hospitality packages are still available for next year’s ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010, but they are proving to be a huge hit with Caribbean businesses and individuals alike.

The beyond the boundary suite package is proving particularly attractive to major companies in the region with all suite facilities sold out in Guyana, a venue that boasts the opening matches and both West Indies’ group fixtures.

In the other host countries, interest is driving sales in the premium facilities, with all but a few of the best located suites still available.

Project Director for Corporate Hospitality, Mr Tom Roche said: “Cricket has always been very well supported by Caribbean companies, and that great partnership looks set to continue. Even in these tough times companies are recognising the true value in being able to host their clients, staff and potential customers at such a prestigious event.” He added.

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