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CA offer free Test tickets to BBL fans affected by power outage

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Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket are to offer complimentary tickets for next week’s day-night Test at the Gabba to those who attended Thursday’s Big Bash match between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder.

The BBL clash was abandoned just three overs into the Heat’s chase of 187, after a power outage led to a blackout in a section of the Gabba’s lighting. Those in attendance will now be offered the chance to watch one day of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka for free.

In a statement from Cricket Australia, Executive General Manager of Fan Engagement, Anthony Everard said: “Last night’s match was unable to be completed due to an external power issue that was outside the control of the Brisbane Heat and Cricket Australia.

“Under Cricket Australia’s established terms and conditions, the 23 overs of play including the full innings of the Thunder meant that refunds are not applicable in this instance.
 
“However, the Heat and Cricket Australia would like to extend an offer to fans to attend next week’s day-night First Domain Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Gabba for free.’’

The first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka is set to begin at the Gabba on 24 January.

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