New Zealand and England eye first World Cup title (Image Credit: Twitter)
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has urged the heartbroken Indian fans to resell their World Cup finals ticket on the ICC's official platform. Hopeful Indian fans had booked the tickets to Sunday's World Cup final in a bid to witness Virat Kohli and his men lift the trophy.
However, after India were knocked out of the tournament in the semifinals, the fans face a choice between watching the final between hosts England and New Zealand or skipping the match and selling their tickets. In a heartfelt request, Neesham requested the Indian supporters to spare a thought for fans of England and New Zealand.
"Dear Indian cricket fans. If you don't want to come to the final anymore then please be kind and resell your tickets via the official platform. I know it's tempting to try to make a large profit but please give all genuine cricket fans a chance to go, not just the wealthy," Neesham wrote on his Twitter handle.
Here's the Tweet:
Dear Indian cricket fans. If you don’t want to come to the final anymore then please be kind and resell your tickets via the official platform. I know it’s tempting to try to make a large profit but please give all genuine cricket fans a chance to go, not just the wealthy ❤️ 🏏— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 12, 2019
Recently, the International Cricket Council came out with a 'return policy' wherein fans can get a full refund if they return their tickets.
After six weeks of supreme battle on the cricket field, ICC World Cup 2019 has come down to final clash at the Lord's Cricket Ground as the host-England will take on New Zealand with both teams aiming for maiden World Cup title. The finalists have struggled in various junctures during the league phase but they have been able to come out strong to knock India and Australia out of the contention.
England will be hoping to become the 3rd team in succession to win the World Cup at home which will be a reward to their evolution in ODIs post their 2015 CWC.
New Zealand, on the other hand, will make a World Cup final appearance for the second consecutive time. The last World Cup final experience for the backcaps has been a forgettable one but they will definitely try to make the opportunity count and eventually make it as memorable stint.
(With Inputs: PTI)