Long queues at Trent Bridge stadium created a commotion among World Cup fans at the second day of Cricket Cup 2019. The match between Pakistan and West Indies witnessed grumpy ticketing trouble among the fans as the event organizers were delayed in providing tickets to the crowd.
The inconvenience led the authorities to apologize to the crowd who were caught up in patience-testing queues. While apologizing to the cricket fans, authorities said, “we would like to apologise to any fans caught up in queues here at Trent Bridge today. We will be offering a full refund to anyone who was impacted by the delays because of the high volume of ticket collections. Further, the organizers also added, “this will happen automatically based on data from our ticket scanners along with the time of ticket issue from the box office”.
Earlier in the day, Windies squad led by Jason Holder started their world journey with an amazing winning note as they sealed the game by a margin of 7 wickets against Pakistan. After winning the toss, Windies elected to bowl first and dismissed the Pakistan Squad for a paltry score of 105.
Right from the beginning, Pakistan seemed to be playing under immense pressure, as a result, the squad witnessed a steep fall of wickets. As the Windies were dismissing the Pakistani cricketers one by one, their hopes for winning the game became more prominent. Chasing an easy target of 106 runs Windies scored 108 to clinch the victory. Star player Chris Gayle played the pivotal role in his side’s victory as he smashed a half-century in just 33 balls. The 39-year-old legendary batsman played like a boss during the innings and broke the record for hitting the most number of the sixes in the history of World Cup.
Pakistan will next compete with England squad on June 3 at Trent Bridge stadium in hope to turn their fortunes against the hosting team. While Windies will take on five-time World Cup champion Australia in their next cricket cup match at Trent Bridge Stadium on June 6, 2019.