India v NZ Semi-final Resumes on Wednesday but What About Tickets?
Rain stopped play in the first semi-final between India and New Zealand at the Old Trafford on Tuesday with the Kiwis at 211/5 after 46.1 overs.
New Zealand will resume their innings on Wednesday on the same score with 23 balls of their innings still remaining.
As per the rain rules of the International Cricket Council for the semifinals, if there is still no result on the scheduled match day, play will continue on the reserve day, using the same start time and hours of play as the scheduled match day. The reserve day will be a continuation, not a restart.
So while the teams prepare to make the journey to Old Trafford for a second time tomorrow morning, what happens to the fans?
Can they carry the same tickets as today? Can they re-sell their tickets? What if they have a flight back on Wednesday?
Here’s what the ICC has said.
Firstly, if fans can’t attend the match on the Reserve Day, there are no provisions to sell the ticket. However, they can donate their tickets, according to the ICC.
“Fans have the option to donate their ticket to local cricket organisations in the Manchester area. They can deposit their ticket as they exit Old Trafford in the marked boxes on the gates. CWC19 will then distribute these to local cricket organisations ahead of the match re-start tomorrow,” says the World Cup’s official website.
Is a refund possible? No
The ICC rules state that if a match is abandoned without even the toss, the spectators who bought their tickets from the official vendor portal can claim a full refund, like was the case when India and New Zealand’s group stage match in Nottingham was abandoned due to rain, 3 weeks back.
However, since more than 40 overs were played on Tuesday, ticket-holders cannot claim a refund for their semi-final ticket.
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