The remaining tickets for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 matches will go on general sale, on a come first served basis at 2pm on Thursday 27 October on the ICC Website.
This follows the ticket application period which ran during September and saw 417,000 tickets applied for from fans across 60 countries. There was large demand for India v Pakistan, England v Australia and The Final, all of which were oversubscribed at every price band, along with the opening fixture between England and Bangladesh and India’s match against South Africa.
To ensure fair allocation, any oversubscribed matches were run through a ballot. Eleven of the fifteen matches had ballots run in at least one price band. Fans have been notified via e-mail if they have been successful with their ticket application.
To see 11 of the 15 matches oversubscribed shows the popularity of the game and Champions Trophy format where every single match countsDavid Richardson
ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, said: “This is superb response from cricket fans not just in the UK but from around the world. To see 11 of the 15 matches oversubscribed shows the popularity of the game and Champions Trophy format where every single match counts. I am delighted that this many tickets have been sold so far out from the tournament, it means we can now focus on selling the remaining tickets and creating the best possible atmosphere at every game.”
Steve Elworthy, Tournament Director of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, said: “We are delighted with the great response we have had from fans wanting to be part of the tournament next summer. With availability for 10 matches, including England and India fixtures, people still have the chance to buy tickets to watch the world’s best teams in what promises to deliver exciting cricket.
We strongly recommend that cricket fans around the world buy their tickets only via the official site.Steve Elworthy
“So far fans have only been told what matches they have got tickets for and will be told full allocation details, such as seat and stand, closer to the tournament. This means that any tickets currently being advertised on secondary ticketing sites with allocation details listed are misleading and cannot be guaranteed. We are monitoring this situation with the ICC and are taking the appropriate legal measures against these sites. We strongly recommend that cricket fans around the world buy their tickets only via the official site.”
The remaining tickets will go on general sale on a first come, first served basis at 2pm on Thursday 27 October via www.icc-cricket.com/ticket. There is currently varied availability for the following matches:
Tickets Remaining for Edgbaston Fixtures
New Zealand v Australia on Friday 2 June
Pakistan v South Africa on Wednesday 7 June
Semi Final Group A runner up v Group B Winner on Thursday 15 June