With nine days left for the world Cricket extravaganza in Australia and New Zealand for the ICC World Cup 2015, fans from around the world are rushing to get their tickets, which this time may touch the figure of one million, say organisers.
Being held in Australia and New Zealand, the ICC World Cup event will take off on February 14, 2015 with the opening match between defenders Sri Lanka and host New Zealand.
The 14th ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 venues in Australia and New Zealand are filling up for what promises to be the most intense competition ever for the silver and gold trophy.
Where to get tickets? www.cricketworldcup.com
Tickets are limited per person per match as below:
Pool matches – Eight (8) maximum
Quarter-final – Eight (8) maximum
Semi-final – Six (6) maximum
Final – Six (6) maximum
The maximum number of matches in which tickets can be purchased in one transaction is nine (9). In addition, a tournament wide ticket limit of 68 will apply per person. Cricket World Cup 2015 Ltd may, in consultation with the ICC, cancel any Ticket order(s) submitted in breach, or tickets allocated in excess, of these limits and restrictions.
During the event, the MCC Pavilion will not be operating as they traditionally do for cricket as a member’s only area. Following the expiry of the venue members’ offer, tickets to MCC Pavilion are now available to the general public for purchase until the allocation is exhausted.
As these areas are not exclusive member areas for the ICC Cricket World Cup all, patrons must have a valid match ticket, all areas are designated as reserved seating, and serving of alcohol will follow the same protocols as general public areas of each ground. All patrons purchasing tickets in this area are encouraged to respect the history and facilities of these traditional member’s areas.
To buy tickets in the MCC Pavilion, select ‘MCC Pavilion Seating’ from the date drop down box online and select seating in other sections of the MCG please select ‘MCG Seating’.
According to the ICC, more than 750,000 tickets have been sold to date, well on the way to a predicted total attendance of more than a million.
While there are plenty of good seats left to great matches, organisers are urging fans to get their tickets now to avoid disappointment.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The ICC Cricket World Cup is on track to be the most open and competitive tournament ever. I’d urge everyone who can to get out and support their team.”
Australia and New Zealand last hosted the event 23 years ago and the lure of some of the world’s best cricket grounds and the chance for a great holiday is attracting tens of thousands of visitors.
(With inputs from IANS)