More than 500,000 tickets have been snapped up by eager cricket fans for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, which is set to begin next month.
Fans from 82 different countries have bought tickets to watch cricketers from 16 international teams battle it out for T20 World Cup glory in Australia.
Accessible pricing for families played a key part in the organiser’s ticketing strategy, with over 85,000 children’s tickets sold. Tickets were priced at just A$5 (£3/$3/€3) for children for all First Round and Super 12 games, while adult prices start at A$20.
The India vs Pakistan fixture at the MCG (pictured) on October 23 is sold out, with additional standing tickets also snapped up within minutes of going on sale.
An official re-sale platform is also due to be launched closer to the event, where fans can exchange tickets at face value if they can no longer attend.
Current ticket allocations are also sold out for the double-header at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on October 27, which will feature South Africa v Bangladesh and India v Group A runner-up.
A limited number of tickets remain available for Australia’s opening Super 12 fixture against New Zealand at the SCG on October 22, the double-header featuring Pakistan vs Group A runner-up and India vs South Africa at Perth Stadium on October 30, as well as Pakistan vs South Africa at the SCG on November 3. Tickets are also available for a host of other matches.
Chris Tetley, ICC head of events, said: “We are delighted by the uptake of tickets for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with over 500,000 already being snapped up. The excitement is really building with just over a month to go and this World Cup is set to be an unmissable event.
“There are still some tickets available to buy, so fans should make sure they secure theirs while they are still available.”
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup chief executive Michelle Enright added: “The response from fans has been exceptional and shows the excitement for what will be the biggest sporting event hosted in Australia this year.
“We’ve also seen a spread of support for different teams across the event, which is going to make for an incredible atmosphere at our matches with a strong mix of passionate fans at each venue.
“We’re particularly proud of our accessibly priced tickets for families and it’s great to see that so many kids are going to come out and experience a World Cup. There are still some great tickets available, so I’d encourage everyone who hasn’t secured their seats to jump on board for what will be an unmissable event.”
The competition will run between October 16 and November 13.