International cricket fans still have the chance to be a part of this summer’s much-anticipated ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales in June as 34,000 tickets for all 15 matches are set to go on sale on Wednesday. Fans who entered the ballot last September, but were unsuccessful in their application, have access to a priority window 24 hours ahead of general sale, to ensure as many new fans as possible have the opportunity to purchase tickets and attend this summer’s event. An additional 34,000 tickets, including those selected for resale, will then be available from 12 pm BST on Wednesday.
Demand for the 50-over event, which starts with hosts England against Bangladesh at The Oval on 1 June, has already surpassed sales at this point for Champions Trophy 2013. The tickets for all matches – including popular fixtures India v Pakistan, England v Australia and the final – will be released on general sale to eager fans following handbacks from tournament stakeholders that includes sponsors, ICC family and travel providers.
Fans also have the opportunity to sell any tickets they have purchased and no longer require through the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 resale service. So far, over 1,000 tickets have been posted on the website and will be available for other fans to buy. It is a safe and secure process which ensures that tickets are sold at face value to fellow fans.
Additional tickets have been made available for the five matches at Edgbaston due to a temporary stand that will be installed ahead of the tournament. The extra 800 seats will boost the capacity of the UK’s biggest cricket venue outside of London to help meet the high demand for matches.
Following the highly successful application and ballot process in September, when 417,000 people applied for tickets across 60 countries, tickets for the remaining games which had unsold seats have been on general sale with the final allocations now in the process of being released.