Entrance fee for Test Match is $5 today

In a show of appreciation to the cricket-loving Dominican public, the West Indies Cricket Board and the Dominica Cricket Association are pleased to advise that the entrance fee on Sunday, July 10, 2011 – Day 5 of the historic, first Test Match at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS) – is only $5.

This will apply to all areas of the stadium, including all stands and grounds.  Additionally, the promotion for children under 16 will continue on Sunday.  All children under 16 will enter the stadium absolutely free of charge once they’re accompanied by a paying adult.  Each adult will be entitled to a maximum of five free tickets.

To make up for time lost due to rain, today’s game will start at 9:30 a.m., half an hour earlier than usual, and, as a result, the ticket booth at the WPSS will open from 7:30 a.m.

So come out and enjoy Cricket, Lovely Cricket at the Winsdsor Park Sports Stadium because Wi’ All In!

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23 Comments

  1. Ted Lewis ( possie)
    July 11, 2011

    I must say congratulation to Dominica for making this historic test match a success and to the cricket board ( dominica and WICB) for being very innovative in reducing the fee to five $5 EC for sunday. considering the poor turn out the first three days and to a certain extend the fourth day , it would have been very sad and bad for dominica to see that after making such huge investment in the stadium , and hosting the #one sporting event in the caribbean for the first time , to be having such poor turn out.

    I don’t want to be too negative , but i have to question the timing of the decision and wonder if we truly love cricket in the region or not. As i get the feeling that the stadium got filled because of the promotion.
    It also cross my mind that the boards thought that the fans would have expected a westindies colaspe ( giving the position they got themselves in at end day 4) and a early ending of the game , and that the fans would not want to come in for the final day.

    Guess we will never know the true reason, but i am sure it have nothing to do with the test match being historic because that was known a year ago and had enough time for such decision to have taken place.
    What ever it be , it was good for dominica and i am very happy.

    I also want my dominica people to know that showing there support for the regional and domestic tournaments is very important towards the development of cricket in dominica and westindies. i went to see winwards play in the stadium last year and i was shocked to see the emptyness of the stadium (guess it a westindian thing that we only follow cricket when westindies playing then say we love the game ) . Lets change that Dominica.

  2. zamm zlengleden
    July 11, 2011

    Dominicans are indeed Die- Hard West Indians fanatics. Dominicans are so, so Big in the game when it comes to crowd response and support. The folks do come up big time and the west indies board has shown our folks tremendous respect. What the board should never forget is that Dominicans will never let a game down, when others are not coming for the games – with right reasons sometimes- Dominicans toujour la. So the board should put Dominica on top of the list when there are big big and bigger games. Dominicans want to have fun in the sun and even enjoy a lil profit dat comes with the game.
    The stadium looks so so majestic on tv and the place real real looking goood. Hope Dominicans counting their blessings instead of wasting time on politics and stuff that does not make Dominica a better place.
    One lil comment: windsor park staduim, or windsor staduim, Just playin the devil’s advocate! Cause we all knew the former grounds as windsor park and now we have a stadium we have windsor park staduim, may be lennox honychurch can read the commentator of his ignorance. But big up to the folsk of Dominica! God bless Dominica! its a chosen land.

  3. GoBeckMore
    July 10, 2011

    Dominica to the world.Congratulations to all those who contributed to stage such a great event. I am well pleased.

  4. Anonymous
    July 10, 2011

    I am well pleased. Great job Dominica. Hats off. Nothing but positives from me.

  5. July 10, 2011

    Why people in London and America always calling people in Dominica long suffering and poor.. There is no poor in Dominca,,, It’s all the same all over right now.

    • Truth,Justice,Peace
      July 10, 2011

      @ dagirl

      To the few whom we meet along the way, no exception Canadians we must speak up and defend our country. I never hesitate to do this.
      Dominican residents are far happier than they are. While there are more opportunities in those countries, one has to reside there to experience the struggles and also obstacles which are many.
      You know, as the saying: “The grass is always greener on the other side” until we reside there and “If only we knew”.
      Many wished that they could return to Dominica, be it those who are of other West Indian islands but for various commitments. There is no place like home.
      We never thought that there was poverty in those countries. It is a culture shock to learn that.
      Dominican residents should be happy, enjoy the beautiful sceneries, the hot weather (no snow for 9 months) :), be satisfied with what they have, strive to do better and assist their country to make it a better place, a happier and safe one.
      God bless you! God bless Dominica and its residents!

      • PROUD
        July 10, 2011

        That is so true what u just said and i believe that alot of west indians overseas wish they could return in their countries they burnt their bridges thinking they will never have to come back home but i guess they will have to educate their children to never burn their bridges home will always be home no matter where u go! Im proud to be dominica

  6. Truth,Justice,Peace
    July 10, 2011

    $5.00? This is not much. I hope many attend. Sad to hear that it is raining. Rain is not a respecter of people. :lol: I certainly wished that I were in Dominica today. I recall those days when I would go to the Windsor Park to view cricket between the islands. Such fond memories.

  7. yes i
    July 10, 2011

    great i am watching via internet n am loving it. go WI

  8. Feel it
    July 10, 2011

    They have to put it at five dollars because the people don´t have money to pay…things tight in Dominica..when will the suffering stop with this Skerrit dictatorship??????

    • Lando
      July 10, 2011

      Why dont u just shut the helllllllllllll up!!!!

    • HMMM
      July 10, 2011

      stupesss everything for u people is a skerrit skerrit skerrit wat the hell….its raining..skerrit, hurricane coming…skerrit, my child fell on the street..skerrit, my tyre burst…skerrit OHHHH PLEASEEEE GIVE IT A BREAK ALREADY SOME OF U DOMINICANS MAKE ME SICKKKKK :oops:

    • Truth,Justice,Peace
      July 10, 2011

      @ Feel it

      Why bring the PM’s name into it? If you think that people in Dominica are suffering, you have not heard what is occurring in the world and even progressive countries.
      We may say that we cannot afford it but purchase items which cost much more and we do not give it a thought.

    • Anonymous
      July 10, 2011

      You are so sick

      • Truth,Justice,Peace
        July 10, 2011

        @ Anonymous

        DNO should disallow your comment which is not complimentary and is unwarranted.
        You are always ready to spew some negativity and hatred and by not allowing others their rightful viewpoint.
        YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS SICK AND MENTALLY SO! GROW UP! BE A MATURED ADULT! You should consult a psychiatrist.
        When are you going to learn to be kind and loving? The time is now for tomorrow may be too late for you!
        A holy person, St. Vincent de Paul said, “Be kind! Be kind! And you will be a saint. Are you willing to practice this which will make you a happy, pleasant and peaceful person and not a negative one?
        St. Paul said: “Bless people. Do not curse them.” This also means, do not insult them and accord them their due rights and dignity as you expect of others.
        It may be that you are an unhappy person who is in dire need of God’s blessing and graces. May God assist you accordingly.

    • Charmer
      July 10, 2011

      You are so sick

      • Truth,Justice,Peace
        July 10, 2011

        @ Charmer

        Some charmer you are and a fictitious one.
        Are you the same person as Anonymous? Read my comments which will also refer to you.

  9. Trouble intended
    July 10, 2011

    LOL..This is funny to me..I wonder if the stadium will be filled today? Lord help West Indies Cricket..

    • Siv
      July 10, 2011

      clearly u hv no idea wat u talking about

  10. BRIGHTNESS
    July 10, 2011

    That is absolutely fantastic that they have done this for the long suffering Dominican cricket public, and that is a lovely gesture!

    Although unfortunately I am over in London and wish I was in DA now to attend, I just hope that the Dominican public from all works of life (up, down and around the island), will seize this opportunity to fill up the stands of their national stadium, as this is beamed all over the globe.

    Earlier in the week the stands seemed a bit bland and empty with very little energy but it was brilliant to see the colour, smiling, enthusiastic fans and fun filled day blessed with great weather.

    Go out to support Dominicans on island, as massive attendance will determine whether or not we host future test.

    Blessings!

  11. MEEEEEEE
    July 10, 2011

    I HAVE ONLY $4.95 ALA CAN I ENTER???????? PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • pwell
      July 10, 2011

      you sounding like a padner i know boy….always asking for a favor or begging.

    • nooo
      July 10, 2011

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :twisted:

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