ICC World Cup 2019: Ticket sales announced for warm-up matches

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The International Cricket Council has announced ticket sale for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The tickets for the warm-up games between May 24 and 28 will go on sale from tomorrow, Tuesday.

Tickets for the official warm-up fixtures ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will go on sale from Wednesday,  April 10, coinciding with the 50-day countdown for the tournament opener between hosts England and South Africa on May 30, ICC has stated in a Press release.

Ten warm-up fixtures will be played between 24-28 May, with each competing side playing two matches ahead of the main tournament.

The warm-up fixtures will be held across four official CWC19 Host Venues – Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl and The Oval, but will not carry official ODI status.

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Ticket prices for the fixtures start from as low as £15 for adults and £1 for under 16s.

Tickets for seven of the ten warm-up fixtures will have a maximum advanced price of £15, while the top advanced price for any fixture is just £25. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for the warm-up fixtures on the Official CWC19 Ticketing Site from Wednesday, April 10, using their existing account details.

Tickets will be available at the venues on the day of fixtures, however, prices will be £5 higher than pre-booked tickets, therefore fans are advised to book their tickets in advance.

The ten warm-up fixtures will provide fans who were unsuccessful in applying for CWC19 tickets the opportunity to see some of the world’s greatest players as they fine tune their preparations for the Cricket World Cup.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy, said: “With the exceptional demand we saw for Cricket World Cup tickets, we’ve made an effort to make ticket prices for these fixtures affordable to give families and unsuccessful ticket applicants another chance to be part of the world’s greatest cricket celebration.

“The warm-up fixtures provide the chance for fans to see the world’s greatest players on their doorstep, as they put the finishing touches to their plans for the tournament.”

As per previous ICC tournaments, warm-up fixtures will be 50 overs per side, but will not carry official ODI status, as teams can field all members of their 15-man squad during the match.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up games will be focussed on making sure the teams prepare as well as possible for the tournament. Therefore, fan activation around the host venues and cities will be minimal compared to what fans can expect during the tournament.

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