Eng vs NZ, 1st test: Michael Vaughan slams ticket prices as 20,000 of them go unsold for series opener

The cricketing action will continue as England set to host New Zealand in a two-game home Test series, starting June 02. It will be the start of a new era in English cricket as there has been a change of leadership in the Test line-up with Ben Stokes taking over from Joe Root while Brendon McCullum has been appointed England red ball coach.

Ahead of the first Test between England and New Zealand, at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, a report in The Telegraph says as many as 20,000 tickets went unsold in the first four days of the game with only two days left for the start of the series opener.

The high cost of tickets is believed to be the main reason why the match hasn’t been sold out so far. So former England captain Michael Vaughan slammed high ticket prices ahead of the Lord’s Test between England and the current red ball world champions. He took to his official Twitter account and wrote: “


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Chris Millard, managing director of the Barmy Army Fan Group – the ardent supporters of English cricket – stressed: “It has to be the price. We don’t get tickets at Lord’s as a group, but by talking to a lot of people who go every year, they have been postponed due to the price crisis and the cost of living.”

According to the report, on Monday evening (May 30), the Lord’s advertisement indicated that 1800 tickets were still available for the opening day, 2500 on day 2, 4600 on day 3 and a whopping 9600 for the penultimate day.

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