CPL 2017: Lots of excitement already in the air as Ticketing, Merchandise Store opens

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Guyana’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Ticketing Office and Merchandise Store, located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown, opened its doors on Friday morning to be greeted by a throng of passionate early bird fans, who were all seeking to ensure their presence when the CPL action gets underway in Guyana.

The rush has begun for a chance to view the “Biggest Party in Sport” in Guyana, with patrons gathering to get a first grab at their tickets at the office located on 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown (Carl Crooker Photo)

Guyana Amazon Warriors Operations Manager Omar Khan had urged fans to purchase their tickets at the earliest possible opportunity, given that there is no restriction on how many tickets one person can purchase.

He told this publication: “All preparations are in full swing for CPL 2017. Lots of excitement (is already in the air, and) people are (already turning) up for their tickets. Already, (our) phones are ringing off the hook”.

He is advising the public: “Come out early and get your tickets. There is an orderly system in place for you to get tickets. Fans should take advantage of having no hassle.”

Khan also disclosed that the central body for CPL in other franchises considers Guyana a role model in terms of staging matches. He said Guyana’s ticket sales have started “way ahead of some other venues, who wait (to start selling tickets) until two weeks prior to the start of their first matches”.

Khan contended that the early release of tickets gives all fans an equal opportunity to purchase same, and he said Guyana is the only venue which will have seat-numbered tickets, which gives patrons an option to select a seat of their choice, once same is available.

Ticketing offices are expected to be opened in Berbice and Essequibo next week.

Warriors’ Media/Marketing Officer and Assistant Operations Manager, John Ramsingh, explained that children’s tickets will not be on sale, since tickets are being sold as per seat.

Ramsingh also advised against persons bringing chairs onto the grass mound, since this may inconvenience other patrons.

Patrons can purchase their tickets from 09:00 hrs to 17:00hrs from Monday to Friday, and from 9:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs on Saturdays.

Corporate companies/ organizations wishing to purchase tickets can contact the ticketing office for further details on how to do so.

The cost per ticket for this year’s CPL games are as follows: RED AND GREEN STANDS, Gy$5,000; ORANGE STAND, Gy$3,000; GRASS MOUND, Gy$2,500.

Car passes for inside the stadium are being sold for $1500, while car passes for parking between the stadium and the Ramada Princess Hotel cost $500 each.

Four (4) exciting and high quality games are to be played in Guyana as follows:

* Thursday, 17th August : Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs at 18:00 hrs

* Saturday, 19th August: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders at 12 noon

* Sunday, 20th August: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents at 18:00 hrs

* Tuesday, 22nd August: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Stars at 18:00 hrs

The Amazon Warriors squad comprises of Martin Guptill, Rayad Emrit, Sohail Tanveer, Christopher Lynn, Jason Mohammed, Chadwick Walton, Rashid Khan, Steven Taylor, Keon Joseph, Gajanand Singh, Roshon Primus, Veerasammy Permaul, Assad Fudadin, Steven Jacobs, Steven Katwaroo, Keemo Paul and Muhammad Ali Khan. (Akeem Greene)

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