Lord’s Cricket Ground win hearts of disappointed England fans following IPL scrrening
The Lord's Cricket Ground has decided to telecast the IPL following England's loss in the first Test.
Published - May 27, 2018 8:44 pm | Updated - May 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Everyone who follows cricket knows how big a stage Indian Premier League (IPL) has become. As the top two sides of the tournament are battling each other in the final of the 11th edition of the tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, fans across the world are having a great time. The fans have glued to their television sets for the final where MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad led by Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson.
Notably, during the Indian Premier League, most of the top cricket playing nations do not play any series. However, England had a Test series to play against Pakistan while IPL still had a few games left. A couple of English players, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler had left their side to join the national team for the encounter against Pakistan.
Lord’s displays IPL final on the big screen
The start of the season was not as the English fans would’ve expected as they lost the 1st Test by 9 wickets at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on the 4th day itself. The fans who had taken the tickets for the 4th day were disappointed for sure. But the authorities at the stadium made an interesting decision as they decided the display the IPL final on a big screen.
The gesture by the Lord’s Cricket Ground was a big one as factually they can ask the spectators to empty the ground once the proceedings of the match get over. They decided to let the fans enjoy the important IPL final.
A cricket journalist took to social media platform where she posted a Tweet which suggested that the fans are enjoying the interestingly poised final of the IPL. It was great from the authorities to allow the fans to enjoy the game. Notably, the Twitter handle of the ground had earlier posted that they will be refunding the 50% ticket amount as the game got over during the 1st session of the fourth day.
The Tweet by the journalist:
Lord’s are letting everyone stay to watch the IPL final pic.twitter.com/XBPvYjP146
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) May 27, 2018