ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tickets go on general sale, high demand in the US

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Cricket fans are still be able to snap up tickets for this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, after remaining passes were placed on sale following the public ballot.

The West Indies and the US are set to co-host the tournament between June 1-29.

Tickets went on general sale on Friday and are available for venues in the West Indies, but there is a limited supply for locations in the US. Ticket allocations are currently unavailable for nine T20 World Cup matches in the US, with India vs Pakistan in New York on June 9 oversubscribed more than 200 times. 

The two semi-finals in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, as well as the final in Barbados, were oversubscribed during the ballot. Additionally, two Super Eight matches in Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines experienced exceptional demand. 

During the initial public ballot, more than three million ticket applications were received from over 161 countries.

“With just 100 days to go until the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 there is huge anticipation from fans to witness what will be the largest ICC event ever played, with 20 international teams playing across nine host cities,” said ICC chief executive Geoff Allardice.

“A large proportion of the more than three million applications for tickets across the event were from our host countries, so we are confident that this event will not only entertain fans around the world but leave a lasting legacy that will help us continue to grow the sport across the Americas.”

T20 World Cup USA CEO Brett Jones added: “While those of us involved in the sport know cricket’s popularity in our market, there is no data point like ticket sales to showcase the level of enthusiasm that’s out there and we’re thrilled with the support we’re seeing. The 2024 T20 World Cup is going to fundamentally change the game of cricket in the US and it’s our job to capitalise on this moment.”

Travelling fans are also able to secure ticket-inclusive travel packages through ICC Travel & Tours, as well as appointed official travel agents in various countries. 

“With a significant number of games already oversubscribed, it is evident that the global appeal of T20 cricket is growing exponentially,” said Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave. 

“Fans wanting to experience a T20 World Cup with Caribbean flair should seize the opportunity to get their tickets as soon as possible and join the celebration on the grandest stage of cricket – the West Indies and USA.”