The International Cricket Council has put limited number of tickets for the ICC 2019 World Cup on sale on first come, first served basis. The tickets for all the teams and venues have been put on sale since yesterday (Thursday).
“The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is pleased to announce that a range of tickets across all teams and venues will be made available for general sale on the Official CWC19 Ticketing Website,” ICC has stated in a Press release.
Interest in tickets for the tournament has been unprecedented with over 3 million ticket applications for approximately 800,000 tickets so far, from 148 countries across six continents. Tickets were bought as far and wide as Madagascar and Mexico which shows the truly global appeal of the World Cup.
The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so fans that missed out will have the chance to secure tickets immediately. Tickets across all teams and venues are included, with limited numbers for some of the most exclusive matches, such as those featuring hosts England, in addition to popular competing nations such as India, Pakistan and Australia.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy, said: ‘‘With the World Cup just around the corner, we are delighted to be able to put remaining and returned tickets on sale, giving fans the opportunity to secure a seat at the tournament, especially those who missed out first time around. Tickets for all venues and teams are available and we would urge fans to be quick for the most sought after matches.
“We will be re-opening the Resale Platform soon for fans that wish to sell their tickets in a safe and secure way. Hospitality packages for all venues are still available for those looking to experience the best each venue has to offer.”
Ticket buyers have been warned to only buy tickets from official ticket sellers for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. CWC19 is continually monitoring illegal ticket resale activity and will act to cancel tickets offered for sale on unofficial third-party websites. As a result, fans are urged to approach third party ticket sites with caution. For more info, click here.
Existing ticket purchasers will be able to view their seat details at any time from 10am GMT on Thursday 21 March by clicking on the ‘My Tickets’ tab on the Official Ticketing Website.
However, hospitality tickets remain on sale for matches via host venues and associated authorized vendors. Fans can check the CWC19 ticket portal for listed vendors and are reminded to only buy from official sources.
Fans who can no longer attend will be able to access the Official Resale Platform at a later date allowing tickets to be bought and sold at face value. Over 14,000 tickets have been put on the site and more than 13,500 sold, helping CWC19 to avoid secondary ticket sites over inflating ticket prices for genuine fans. This (tickets.cricketworldcup.com) will continue to be the only official channel to exchange tickets with other fans.
CWC19 prohibits the resale of any ticket outside of the ICC’s Official Resale Ticket Platform. Tickets purchased from an unofficial source face the possibility of being a victim of fraud, with tickets not being delivered or being counterfeit, which will not secure entry on the day, with no possibility of a refund.
For more information about the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, please click here.
The tournament will run from May 30 to July 14 in England and Wales. The semi-finals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham on and July 9 and 11 July, while Lord’s will host the final on July 14.
A total of 11 venues across England and Wales – Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff (four matches), Bristol County Ground in Bristol (three matches), County Ground Taunton in Taunton (three matches), Edgbaston in Birmingham (five matches, including the second semi-final), Hampshire Bowl in Southampton (five matches), Headingley in Leeds (four matches), Lord’s in London (five matches, including the final), Old Trafford in Manchester (six matches, including the first semi-final), The Oval in London (five matches, including the tournament opener), The Riverside Durham in Chester-le-Street (three matches) and Trent Bridge in Nottingham (five matches) – will play host to cricket’s biggest quadrennial event.
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