The ECB will reconsider 'insulting' ticketing policy

The ECB will reconsider ‘insulting’ ticketing policy after being accused of sexism for giving over 13,000 fans a refund because of bad weather – despite having watched a full game in the women’s Hundred

  • The ECB will reconsider their ticketing policy after being accused of sexism 
  • The men’s Hundred game at Lord’s was called off because of bad weather
  • But supporters had watched a full game in the women’s Hundred earlier 
  • Fans would not have been entitled to a refund if the roles had been reversed 

The ECB have said they will reconsider an ‘insulting’ ticketing policy after more than 13,000 fans at Lord’s were given a full refund because of bad weather – despite the fact that they had watched a full game in the women’s Hundred.

The refund was triggered when the subsequent men’s match, between London Spirit and Oval Invincibles, was rained off, prompting disbelief on social media at the double standards.

An ECB official told the Daily Telegraph that the refund system had been organised ‘before we moved to double-header fixtures’, and added: ‘With the women’s competition securing amazing support from fans, we need to consider if our current approach is now the appropriate one.’

The ECB will reconsider an ‘insulting’ ticketing policy after being accused of sexism for giving 13,000 fans a full refund despite having watched a full game of the women’s Hundred

The Oval Invincibles beat London Spirit at Lord’s before the men’s match was called off because of bad weather

It is understood that the refund would not have applied if the roles had been reversed, and only the men’s game had taken place.

But the apparent sexism of the policy left cricket lovers dumbfounded after five days in which the women’s game has received exposure like never before.

‘That’s incredibly off-brand and insulting,’ complained one fan on Twitter. 

Another said: ‘This is truly sad to see.’

Fans would not have been entitled to a refund had it just been the women’s game called off




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