Cricket counties concern dropping hundreds of thousands in Twenty20 Blast gross sales if the Authorities postpone stage 4

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Cricket counties concern dropping MILLIONS in Twenty20 Blast ticket gross sales if the federal government postpone stage 4 lockdown measures… with Surrey, Middlesex and Lancashire having budgeted for sell-out crowds

  • Counties are fearing additional multi-million pound losses in Twenty20 Blast gross sales 
  • The 2021 competitors begins on Tuesday with crowds set to return to the stands
  • Many are anticipating full homes when the federal government plan to raise restrictions 
  • However a delaying of the lockdown might see a number of lose out on very important income 

Counties are fearing the prospect of additional multi-million pound losses in Twenty20 Blast ticket gross sales, amid rising issues that the Authorities will postpone the top of lockdown measures. 

The 2021 competitors begins on Tuesday with counties permitted to welcome crowds of as much as one quarter capability — round 7,500 are anticipated at Middlesex’s derby with Surrey at Lord’s on Wednesday — however many had budgeted for full homes from after 21 June when the Authorities had deliberate to raise all restrictions.

The 18 first-class counties misplaced a mixed whole of round £25million final 12 months as a result of the entire Blast being performed behind closed doorways and must claw again much-needed income. 

Counties are fearing the prospect of additional multi-million pound losses in T20 Blast ticket gross sales

Many counties had budgeted for full houses from after 21 June and the end of lockdown

Many counties had budgeted for full homes from after 21 June and the top of lockdown

Surrey, Middlesex and Lancashire would be the greatest losers if the Authorities defer the ultimate lockdown easing by a number of weeks as is anticipated, as they’ve recorded bumper gross sales for the latter half of their group video games.

The group stage finishes on July 18, so might all happen in entrance of restricted crowds.

The quarter-finals will happen from August 24-27 with the finals day held on September 18. 

Surrey (pictured, The Oval) Middlesex and Lancashire would be the greatest losers of a delay