New regulations to be imposed for The Hundred games on Sunday and Tuesday.
The ongoing The Hundred tournament has been the one that was highly anticipated for the intriguing format it aimed to bring for the cricket on-lookers. It is a no-brainer that fans garner the audacity of the matches but if things go out of control, it creates concerns for the game. During the game between London Spirits and Trent Rockets on Thursday, some rowdy scenes led to the ground’s bars being shut half an hour before the end.
The Hundred matches have been reported to be spoilt by the behavior of the fans. Owing to this the fans have been banned from carrying booze into the Lord’s for their final two Hundred games and the bars are also decided to be shut early after the crowd had created trouble last week. The amount of alcohol that the crowd can carry to the ground will also be limited. The Marylebone Cricket Club has issued a statement on this matter.
“Marylebone Cricket Club aims to make Lord’s a ground for all and we work hard to ensure that everyone has a great day out when they visit the home of cricket. Everyone should expect to be treated with kindness and respect. The Hundred is a tournament designed for families and children. We have reviewed all of our measures for our remaining Hundred matches, to ensure Lord’s is inclusive and is a place where families and children of all ages feel welcome and safe.” the statement read
New regulations to be imposed for The Hundred games of Sunday and Tuesday
The new regulations will come into the picture for Sunday’s match between the London Spirit and Southern Brave and then on Tuesday as well when the London Spirits will lock horns against the Northern Superchargers. The rules of the MCC previously had allowed the small quantity of alcohol but now that right has been turned down.
Cricket attracts a large bunch of audience which also includes a lot of youngsters who are possibly the budding cricketers of the future. Asserting the regulations in the statement, the MCC pointed that they want the next generation to get inspired by the sport.
“These include not allowing the importation of alcohol into the ground, limiting beverage sales, and closing bars earlier. Cricket should be a game for all and we want the next generation of cricket fans to love and be inspired by the sport.” the statement read.