The next two ticket sale windows for The Hundred – the general tickets and the second priority access tickets – have been delayed amid England’s postponed domestic schedule, the ECB announced on Monday.
The second priority window, originally scheduled for April 2, was expected to garner huge interest, after the first instalment in February had ‘surpassed expectations’, according to the ECB. However, with the domestic calendar postponed till at least May 28, the chances of The Hundred kickstarting its inaugural season on time appear to be slimming by the day.
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The general tickets were supposed to go on sale on April 8.
“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,” Sanjay Patel, managing director of The Hundred said.
“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.
“When it is appropriate to go back on sale, we will of course offer the same ticket offers and accessible pricing. Like the rest of the nation, we all hope that it is not far away before cricket returns to our screens, stadiums, parks and clubs.”