English cricket club Nottinghamshire today (Wednesday) apologised after it reversed its decision to charge £10 (€11/$13) for tickets to the final day’s play of the Test match between England and India.
India headed into today needing just one more English wicket for victory at Trent Bridge, with the home team requiring a notional 210 more runs to win.
Nottinghamshire attracted widespread criticism on social media after announcing on Tuesday evening that tickets for day five of the Test would be priced at £10, with no refund policy in place.
However, Nottinghamshire this morning backtracked on this decision.
The county said on Twitter: “We’ve slept on the day five pricing policy and, frankly, we got it wrong. All current ticket holders will be refunded and admission will be free on the gate, with donations collected for charity.”
#ENGvIND | We’ve slept on the day five pricing policy &, frankly, we got it wrong.
All current ticket holders will be refunded & admission will be free on the gate with donations collected for charity.
Gates open at 9am & we’d love to welcome you for the conclusion of the game pic.twitter.com/9twWXS6m0J
— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) August 22, 2018
Play resumed at 11am GMT and England lasted just 17 balls before India took the final wicket, completing a 203-run win. England now leads the five-Test series 2-1 ahead of the fourth Test, which commences at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on August 30.