Cricket Australia offers free Test tickets to BBL fans affected by power failure
- Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket have made an effort to please the cricket fans who were in attendance last night.
What's the story?
The Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat was called off mid-way due to an unexpected floodlight failure in the Gabba stadium. The power failure led to a blackout in one section of the stadium and so, the match was abandoned just 3 overs into the Heat's chase of 187. However, Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket have made an effort to please the cricket fans who were in attendance last night.
The Brisbane Heat hosted Sydney Thunder for a BBL match last evening and Shane Watson's century had lifted the visiting team to a score of 186 in the first innings. And, after that Chris Jordan helped Thunder reduce the home team to 10/2 in 3 overs when a section of the stadium experienced a blackout and the match had to be called off.
The heart of the matter
Sydney Thunder were denied an almost certain victory last evening against the Brisbane Heat but the real losers of the match emerged as the fans who were in attendance as they were denied refunds despite the power failure.
Cricket Australia stated that, "Under Cricket Australia’s established terms and conditions, the 23 overs of play including the full innings of the Thunder meant that refunds are not applicable in this instance."
“However, the Heat and Cricket Australia would like to extend an offer to fans to attend next week’s day-night First Domain Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Gabba for free.’’
The first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka will commence at the Gabba from the 24th of January and so, the fans who were in attendance that evening will enjoy a one day complimentary ticket for that day-night Test match.Published 18 Jan 2019, 21:57 IST