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Sixes tickets go on sale
1 September 1997
New T&T/Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes Media Release

Organisers announced today that tickets for the New T&T/Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes 1997 go on sale from Tuesday September 2nd. Tickets are available from all URBTIX outlets and are priced as follows:

Two Day Tickets

  • Adult - $600 (Valid for two days)
  • Executive level - $900 (Valid for two days)
  • Student - $100 (Valid for two days)

Family Tickets

  • 2 Adults + 1 child - $1,200 (Valid for two days)
  • 2 Adults + 2 children - $1,300 (Valid for two days)
  • 2 Adults + 3 children - $1,400 (Valid for two days)

Single Day Tickets

  • Adults, Saturday - $300
  • Adults, Sunday - $450
  • Students - Single day tickets not available

The dates of the tournament are September 27 & 28. Peter Slack, Chairman of the Hong Kong Cricket Association commented "It's exciting news for fans that we're offering many ticket variations to meet the ever changing demands of our customers. Hong Kong people are busier than ever and consequently we are providing them with the choice of an economy two day ticket, or indeed a single day ticket, for either Saturday and Sunday. For students we have an extremely attractive two day ticket, priced at j ust $100. And for families there is a substantial $100 discount for every child they take. Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance from URBTX or to order from the hotline."

Organisers also announced the withdrawal of its invitation to New Zealand, to be replaced by Test aspirants Bangladesh. Peter Slack commented "Regrettably we had to withdraw New Zealand's invitation because of their clashing Test series against Zim babwe. We could not justify to our fans and sponsors the inclusion of a second string team from New Zealand and we have substituted them with Bangladesh. Bangladesh have recently been awarded One Day international status by the I. C. C. and we are delig hted to have them on board. They will also provide an incentive to our own boys from Hong Kong, who aim to achieve to greater success in the international arena in years to come."

Organisers also stressed that the inclusion of Bangladesh is the right move in forging closer links with Asian cricket. Continued Peter "Hong Kong is part of the Asian Cricket Council and we are pleased to support the efforts of Bangladesh on the in ternational stage. The Sixes represents a fantastic opportunity and will pit their players against the best in the world."

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Date-stamped : 21 Oct2000 - 14:06