ECB will reconsider ‘offensive’ ticketing policy after being accused of sexism over refunds

The ECB will reconsider its ‘offensive’ ticketing policy after being accused of sexism for refunding more than 13,000 fans due to bad weather – despite missing a full match in the Women’s Hundred

  • The ECB will reconsider its ticketing policy after being accused of sexism
  • The Hundred Men match at Lord’s was canceled due to bad weather
  • But supporters had previously seen a full match in the Women’s Hundred
  • Fans wouldn’t have been entitled to a refund had the tables turned











The ECB has said they will reconsider an ‘offensive’ ticketing policy after more than 13,000 fans at Lord’s received a full refund due to bad weather – despite seeing a full match at the Women’s Hundred.

The refund was triggered when the ensuing men’s match, between London Spirit and Oval Invincibles, was cancelled, sparking disbelief on social media about the double standards.

An ECB official told the Daily Telegram that the refund system was put in place “before we switched to double-header matches”, adding: “Now that the women’s league is getting great support from fans, we need to consider whether our current approach is the right one.”

The ECB will reconsider an ‘offensive’ ticketing policy after she was accused of sexism for giving 13,000 fans a full refund despite missing a full match of the Women’s Hundred

The Oval Invincibles defeated London Spirit at Lord's before the men's game was canceled due to inclement weather

The Oval Invincibles defeated London Spirit at Lord’s before the men’s game was canceled due to inclement weather

Obviously the refund would not have been applied if the tables had turned and only the men’s match had taken place.

But the apparent sexism of the policy left cricket fans stunned after five days in which the women’s game has become known as never before.

“That’s incredibly off-brand and insulting,” one fan complained on Twitter.

Another said: ‘This is really sad to see.’

Fans would not have been entitled to a refund if the women's match had been cancelled

Fans would not have been entitled to a refund if the women’s match had been cancelled

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