Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club has responded to a small kickback on the price of their five-day ticket for the cricket third test against India's cricket by clearing the day for all fans to participate.
With England ready for a heavy defeat in the third test, fans were faced with the prospect of paying £ 10 to take part in the fifth day action at Trent Bridge, although the game could be played after just one ball.
With James Anderson and Adil Rashid set to try to cope with the inevitable, India knows that they only need one wicket to win the test, so their sets of expectations stay alive with two games to play. With a lead of 210 runs on the last day, an Indian victory seems to be a matter of when, not as.
A late day – four collapse saw England close the day at 311-9, with India unable to find the last wicket that would have brought the test to a close with a day off, but the hosts would have to produce a world record -wicket stand to have some hope for a draw on Wednesday – or hope for a weather intervention.
With that in mind, the turnout is expected to be extremely low in Trent Bridge, but fans were still being made to pay £ 10 for access to land, although it could cost a ball to reject Anderson or Rashid – and there is not expected to take much longer, if not. Approximately 2,000 fans bought tickets in advance, but did not get their money back when a single ball was thrown.
That left Nottinghamshire open to criticism, given what was on offer, and even though the weather forecast is sure to stay dry, the club was faced with a small kickback on their decision to charge tickets.
A number of fans bought tickets for day five in advance in the hope of a competitive test match that lasted the whole distance, but in retrospect the decision to record the day was criticized.
BBC Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew said: "Great, so a crowd of 0 then …"
But the club responded to the reaction by clearing the day for everyone to participate, with a statement that was posted on their Twitter account on Wednesday morning and that confirmed the change and welcomed all donations to charity on the door.
"We have slept five price policies on the day and frankly we are wrong", according to the statement.
"All current cardholders are refunded and admission is free at the gate with donations collected for charity.
"Gates open at 9 am and we would like to welcome you for the conclusion of the game."
The decision immediately brought a positive reaction to social media, where fans approved the decision and even made a joke that they could not wait to see Anderson win the match late in the day.
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