Guwahati was all set to host an exciting warm-up match between cricketing giants India and England at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara on September 30. However, as incessant rain showers drenched the cricket ground, forcing the cancellation of the highly-anticipated match.
The sudden downpour left cricket enthusiasts disappointed, as they had eagerly anticipated witnessing their favourite teams in action. The rain, unfortunately, had the final say, leading to an unavoidable cancellation that left many wondering about ticket refunds.
Spectators who had purchased tickets for the India vs England warm-up match found themselves in a state of limbo. With the cancellation due to unfavourable weather conditions, the fate of their ticket prices hung in the balance. Would they be reimbursed for their tickets, or would their investment go down the drain?
Cricket fans from Guwahati and beyond had made plans, braving the unpredictable weather of the region, in the hopes of witnessing a thrilling encounter. However, their aspirations were dashed by the relentless rain, leaving them longing for a glimmer of hope.
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The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) moved swiftly to address the concerns of the disappointed spectators. In a statement, ACA announced that the ticket prices would be refunded to the spectators. The ACA assured cricket fans that the refund process would be expedited, with the ticket prices set to be credited to the accounts of the buyers within the next few days.
This prompt response by the ACA is a commendable gesture, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring that cricket enthusiasts are not left feeling disheartened due to circumstances beyond their control. While the India vs. England warm-up match in Guwahati may have been washed out by relentless rain, the Assam Cricket Association’s swift decision to refund the ticket prices offers solace to disappointed spectators. It reaffirms the association’s dedication to its fans and their unwavering support for the sport.
Despite the unpredictable nature of the weather, cricket enthusiasts in Guwahati can look forward to future matches with renewed optimism, knowing that their investment in the sport is valued and protected by the ACA.