Online ticket vendor Ticketmaster has begun selling tickets for the forthcoming Pearls Cup International T20 series featuring New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
In addition to three T20 matches between the two international sides, the event includes two exciting matches - an ODI and a T20 - between USA and Jamaica.
The venue for the event is USA's first ICC certified cricket stadium - the Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, Florida.
The event kicks off at 4:00PM ET on Thursday, May 20th, with a T20 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Following that, on Friday, May 21st, USA will play an ODI match against Jamaica which begins at 10:00 AM.
On Saturday, May 22nd, the spectator is going to be in for a treat with back-to-back T20 matches followed by an entertainment event. The day begins at 10:00 AM with a match between USA and Jamaica. Following that, New Zealand will play Sri Lanka at 3:00 PM. According to Ticketmaster, the Jamaican reggae band Third World, will perform at 7:30 following the second T20 match.
The event ends on Sunday with a T20 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka that begins at 12:30 PM. This third match of the Pearls Cup series between the two nations will be followed by a prize ceremony.
Ticketmaster has listed the tickets at prices ranging from $5 (general admission for USA vs Jamaica ODI) to $95 (hospitality seating on Saturday). Prices for the full package price for all four days are $55 (general admission - lawn seating), $90 (chairbacks in the East and West stands) and $255 (hospitality seating - not including USA vs Jamaica ODI on Friday).
The hospitality tickets will be located within the hospitality tent that will be setup in the general admission lawn, which will be a premium ticketed area that is exclusive to hospitality ticket holders only. All purchasers of the hospitality tickets will receive food and drinks within the hospitality tent.
The series, follows on the heels of the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies - with the finals in Barbados on 16th May.
Sri Lanka was a finalist in the 2009 event while the New Zealand Black Caps were semi-finalists in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and made it through to the Super Eight stage of the 2009 event. The two sides include some of the greatest names in cricket. Indian real estate developer, Pearls Infrastructure is the title sponsor for the event.
Third World, which calls itself 'one of the longest running Reggae band' performs music that is 'internationally relevant.'
Formed in 1973, the group has released a total of 22 albums not including their latest album entitled "Patriots".
They have received numerous awards, including most recent New York City Ambassador Award in November 2009 at Brooklyn Academy of Music ("BAM"), the 1986 "United Nations Peace Medal," 1992 and 1996 Jamaica Music Industry Awards for Best Show Band and 10 Grammy nominations.
Third World has collaborated with top acts such as the Jackson Five, Bob Marley and The Wailers and Stevie Wonder. International hit singles include: the cover version of "Now That We've Found Love," "96 Degrees in the Shade," "Cool Meditation," "Dancing on the Floor," "Try Jah Love," "Sense of Purpose," "Forbidden Love," "Reggae Ambassador," "Committed," and "Reggae Party."
The ICC ODI certified cricket facility is capable of accommodating 20,000 patrons, with fixed seating for 5,000. All tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.