Authorities have banned fans from bringing alcohol into Lords for the last two hundred matches. The regulations come after unpleasant scenes were witnessed during the match between London Spirit and Trent Rockets on Thursday. The incident also led to the ground bars closing half an hour before the end.
The MCC wants to ensure that the fans retain the decor as the tournament is designed for families and children. The noisy scenes among the crowd encouraged the authority to restrict the purchase of alcohol from the Lord. The Oval, another venue in London, has also considered setting up no alcohol-free zones for The Hundred next season.
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) wants to make Lord’s a friendly venue, ensuring that every fan has a wonderful day when he visits the venue. The statement said they expected everyone to be treated with respect and that they had reconsidered all measures. Therefore, they tried to ensure that all age groups felt safe by banning alcohol in the venue.
“Marylebone Cricket Club aims to make Lord’s a ground for everyone, and we work hard to ensure that everyone has a wonderful day when they visit the home of cricket. Everyone should expect to be treated with kindness and respect. The Hundred is a tournament designed for families and children. We have reviewed all of our measures for our remaining one hundred games to ensure Lord’s is inclusive and a place where families and children of all ages feel welcome and safe. MCC said in a statement.
We want the next generation of cricket fans to love and be inspired by the sport: MCC
MCC further revealed that the guidelines prohibit the importation of alcohol into the land, restrict the sale of liquor and close earlier. They want cricket to be an inspiration to the younger generation.
‘This includes the importation of alcohol into the land, the restriction of liquor sales and the closure of pubs earlier. Cricket should be a game for everyone, and we want the next generation of cricket fans to love the sport and be inspired. added it further.