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Unprecedented demand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets

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The response has been fantastic, not only domestically in England and Wales, but from fans around the world, says Steve Elworthy.
  • Over one million tickets applied for in Cricket Family Ballot
  • As a result, 42 0f 48 matches of the tournament will be balloted
  • Pre-registrations for the CWC19 Public Ballot will open on 17 July 2018
  • The CWC19 Public Ballot will officially open on 1 August 2018
  • Remaining tickets will go on general sale on a first-come, first-served basis later in the year

With just under a year to go until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins, excitement has hit the shores of England and Wales, with an incredible response from the ‘Cricket Family’ in the first round of ticket ballots.

Demand exceeded expectations during the first opportunity for cricket fans to secure tickets, keeping the tournament on course to be the world’s biggest cricket celebration ever. Over one million tickets have been applied for, and as a result, 42 of the 48 matches will be balloted.

As expected, the Old Trafford fixture between India and Pakistan proved to be the most popular, receiving enough applications to fill Wembley Stadium twice over, closely followed by the final at Lord’s on 14 July, which is currently four times oversubscribed.

With matches across the schedule recording impressive numbers, CWC19 Managing Director Steve Elworthy was understandably upbeat: “The response has been fantastic, not only domestically in England and Wales, but from fans around the world, which gives us enormous satisfaction as we work towards making this a truly global celebration of cricket.

“We expected a high demand for tickets, so we are pleased we could reward the players, coaches, umpires and supporters who make up the ‘Cricket Family’ via priority access.

“We look forward to seeing the excitement continue when the Public Ballot opens later this summer.”

'We are pleased we could reward the players, coaches, umpires and supporters who make up the ‘Cricket Family’ via priority access' - Elworthy
'We are pleased we could reward the players, coaches, umpires and supporters who make up the ‘Cricket Family’ via priority access' - Elworthy


Fans will hear if they have been successful or not in the Cricket Family Ballot next week. There will then be another opportunity to purchase the remaining tickets when the CWC19 Public Ballot opens at 10h00 (BST) on 1 August 2018, which will be the first time the tickets will be on general release. The same system for the Cricket Family Ballot will be implemented, with ticket allocations being decided on completion of the ballot period on 29 August 2018 at 8pm (BST).

Tickets for all matches at every price band will be available in the CWC19 Public Ballot, with limited allocation for the most popular games. Fans will be reminded to consider back up options for matches to attend, as the 10-team round robin of matches provides plenty of opportunities for fans to see their favourite team.

Tickets for children are available from £6, with a family of four able to go to selected group games for as little as £44.

Remaining tickets will go on general sale on a first-come, first-served basis later in 2018.

For those who win tickets but are subsequently unable to attend, an official reselling platform will be available through the CWC19 ticketing website in the autumn.

Hospitality tickets will be available directly through venues and will give fans the opportunity to secure a place at the tournament in addition to enjoying the best matchday experience each stadium has to offer.

Further information on the above can be found at https://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup/

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