Most of the Indian teams matches in the upcoming T20 World Cup were sold out in the first few hours of going on sale to the public on Monday, 7 February.
ICC said in a statement that general ticket allocations have all been sold for India v Pakistan at the MCG on 22 October and the double-header that features South Africa v Bangladesh and India v Group A runner-up at the SCG on 27 October.
“Such was the demand to see one of world cricket’s biggest rivalries, the allocations for the India v Pakistan match were sold within five minutes of going on sale,” it said, adding that 200,000 tickets were sold during the pre-sale period across the 45 matches being played in Australia from 16 October – 13 November later this year.
The organisers have advised that fans are encouraged to join the general ticket waitlist at tickets.t20worldcup.com to be informed should any more tickets become available for these two match-days.
“Over 800,000 fans are expected to attend the global showcase for men’s T20 cricket when it comes to Australia for the first time, and there is still plenty of opportunities for fans to secure seats to all other fixtures in the general public sale,” reads the statement by ICC.
The top five selling matches are:
- India v Pakistan, Sunday 23 October (MCG)
- The Final, Sunday 13 November at the (MCG)
- South Africa v Bangladesh & India v Group A runner-up (double-header), Thursday 27 October (SCG)
- Australia v New Zealand, Saturday 22 October (SCG)
- Australia v England & Afghanistan v Group B runner-up (double-header), Friday 28 October (MCG)
ICC T20 World Cup Local Organising Committee CEO Michelle Enright said, “The response from the fans has been fantastic, and we’re proud of the fact we were able to reward our fans who purchased to the postponed event in 2020 and those who registered early with us to get priority access to tickets in the pre-sale.”
“We know that so far our ticket purchasers are predominantly residing in Australia, so to have two match-days with General Ticket allocations all sold that feature India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa shows the passion for cricket from fans in those communities.”
“With news of Australian borders starting to open to visitors from 21 February, the timing is perfect for fans around the world to start planning a trip to Australia and be part of a global cricket celebration later this year.”
“Tickets purchased through unofficial websites may not be legitimate. Tickets listed on re-sale websites are done so in breach of Ticket Terms and Conditions and may therefore be cancelled,” the organisers have warned.