WHAT IS IST20?
IST20 stands for Inter Services Twenty20, a United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association Twenty20 tournament that has been held since the inaugural tournament at the Aldershot Army Cricket Ground in 2005. This will be the seventh time that the MCC has kindly hosted the event at Lord’s.
Each of the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force is represented by a squad of 14 players. Each team plays two matches during the tournament.
WHO ARE THE PREVIOUS WINNERS OF IST20?
WHERE IS LORD’S?
Lord’s is situated in St John’s Wood, North London and is considered to be the ‘home of cricket’. More details can be found here.
HOW DO I ORDER TICKETS?
Tickets are available online through the Lord’s Website here or by calling the Lord’s Ticket Hotline +44 20 7432 1000. Tickets will be available on the day at the same prices, subject to demand.
Please note that to buy tickets via the Lord’s Ticket Website, applicants must first register if not already a Lord’s ticket account holder.
WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE TICKET PRICES?
Ticket prices are:
- Adult £18.00
- Over 65s £9.00
- Under 16s £5.00
If you buy your tickets in advance, there’s a 4 for the price of 3 offer!
Lord’s has kindly agreed to waive the pre-purchase booking fee for this fixture.
More details can be found here.
WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE AT LORD’S FOR DISABLED VISITORS?
Details on facilities for disabled visitors to Lord’s can be found here.
IS THERE AN AUDIO DESCRIPTION SERVICE AVAILABLE?
The installation of new equipment at Lord’s by audio solutions provider Sound Decisions, significantly enhanced the quality of the audio description service for visually impaired cricket fans, alongside making non-major match day broadcasts available for all spectators in the Ground to listen to as the action unfolded on the field.
Spectators at Lord’s continue to be able to listen to live ball-by-ball commentary from BBC London on every Middlesex county match day, and the majority of other non-major match day fixtures, such as the Inter-Services Twenty20 competition, as delivered by MCC’s own team of volunteer commentators.
Blind and partially sighted visitors to Lord’s can collect a Lord’s One Tune Radio free of charge from the Head Steward’s Office (positioned behind the Mound Stand), and all other spectators can purchase one for themselves on non-major match days for just £5 from the Lord’s Shop.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO AT LORD’S?
Details of the facilities and what else is available to do at Lord’s can be found here.
WILL THERE BE ANYTHING ELSE HAPPENING ON THE DAY?
There will be a cricket demonstration by local schoolchildren during the first interval and the Royal Marines band will play during the second interval. There will also be Real Tennis and Squash matches between the MCC and United Kingdom Armed Forces. Additional details will be announced in due course.
ARE THERE ANY GROUND REGULATIONS AT LORD’S?
Lord’s ground regulations can be found here.
WHAT IS COMBAT STRESS?
Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health
For a century Combat Stress has been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today Combat Stress provides specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future.
For more information please visit combatstress.org.uk
WHO RECEIVES THE GATE RECEIPTS?
MCC receives the gate receipts, in return Lord’s is provided free for the day to the United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association.
Support for Blesma will be provided in terms of event sponsorship revenue, corporate donations, programme sales and a collection on the day. No money from the purchase of tickets will go directly to Blesma.
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR TWENTY20?
T20, is a short form of cricket. In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. The rules of and more details about this form of cricket can be found here.
The United Kingdom Armed Forces Cricket Association modifies the rules to suit the IST20 tournament.
WHO ARE THE MCC?
MCC stands for the Marylebone Cricket Club, the world’s most famous cricket club. More details can be found here.