An official resale ticket platform has been launched for next year’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

With only a handful of tickets remaining on sale for the event, the International Cricket Council said the resale platform will be the best place for fans to check availability ahead of the tournament.

The platform has been jointly developed alongside Ticketmaster, the ticketing service provider for the tournament, and is the only authorised resale website for Cricket World Cup. Fans will be able to sell unwanted tickets up to and throughout the tournament.

The demand for the Cricket Family Ballot and Public Ballot has meant that just three matches are currently available in the general sale section. The ICC has warned fans that any tickets purchased from unauthorised secondary ticketing markets will be made void.

Steve Elworthy, managing director of next year’s tournament, said: “An affordable and fair ticket pricing policy has always been a top priority for the tournament. The launch of the official resale ticket platform shows our continued commitment to this objective, ensuring fans can access the world’s best cricketers at fair prices.

“We are aware of a number of our tickets appearing on secondary ticket markets. We are continually monitoring illegal ticketing activity and aim to cancel all tickets that don’t come from authorised vendors. The resale platform helps us combat these secondary ticket websites, allowing genuine cricket fans an opportunity to buy and sell tickets at face value in a safe and secure way.”

The platform will sit on the Official CWC19 Ticketing Website, and for the first week will be accepting postings only. Fans must be registered on the website to use the resale platform.

The ICC has also produced this guide on how to sell World Cup tickets.

The final of next year’s tournament is due to take place at Lord’s (pictured), with Edgbaston and Old Trafford to host semi-final matches.

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