The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed online ticketing company Bookme.pk as its ticketing services provider in a two-year deal that begins with the upcoming one-day international series against New Zealand. 

During its tenure as ticketing provider, Bookme.pk will also be responsible for selling tickets for both the men’s and women’s series between Pakistan and England, as well the West Indies’ tour of Pakistan in December. 

In 2022, it will take charge of ticketing for visits from Australia, New Zealand and England. 

The PCB’s chief operating officer Salman Naseer said: “We are delighted to have fans back for the Pakistan-New Zealand series and with a quality and renowned tickets service partner in Bookme.pk, we are confident of making the best possible ticketing arrangements for the fans while ensuring their security and comfort in both Rawalpindi and Lahore.”

He added: “We have entered into a strategic agreement with Bookme.pk which covers the action-packed home cricket season, domestic and women’s cricket for the next two years. 

“While at this stage we can only accommodate 25% of fans, we are hopeful of providing more opportunities for fans to witness live action in the near future.” 

The agreement also covers the 2022 and 2023 editions of the Pakistan Super League, as well as men’s and women’s 2021-22 and 2022-23 competitions in domestic cricket. 

Naseer said: “The partnership with Bookme.pk will surely help both parties in the longer run, especially once we have overcome the COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges, as we keenly look forward to hosting England, the West Indies, the HBL Pakistan Super League and the tour of Australia in what promises to be an absolutely enthralling 2021-22 home cricket season.”

Bookme.pk chief executive Faizan Aslam added: “We are super excited to digitise the ticketing experience of PCB as their official and exclusive ticketing partner till 2023. Bookme.pk is geared up to ensure contactless and digital services for our cricket fans in these difficult times.” 

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