Nottinghamshire have reversed their decision to charge £10 for tickets for Wednesday’s fifth day of the third Specsavers Test between England and India, with admission now free.
India require just one wicket to win the Test, meaning the day’s play could last only one ball.
Yet Nottinghamshire on Tuesday night announced plans to charge £10 for tickets – only to do a U-turn over the decision by Wednesday.
Nottinghamshire said on Twitter: “We’ve slept on the day five pricing policy and, frankly, we got it wrong.
“All current ticket holders will be refunded and admission will be free on the gate, with donations collected for charity.”
The Barmy Army, England’s official supporters’ group, were among those to criticise the pricing policy.
They praised Nottinghamshire for reversing the decision, saying “fan pressure works” before adding “get down and watch the lads smash 200 to win”.
That was clearly with tongue in cheek as England are to resume on 311 for nine, with a target of 210 to win. Adil Rashid is not out on 30 and James Anderson, the number 11 batsman, has eight.