The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot closed on 29 August concluding the ticket ballot phase for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup.

Applications for tickets have far exceeded predictions with fans in England and Wales, and around the world grabbing the unique opportunity to be at cricket’s showpiece event. 

The high demand for tickets during the Public Ballot resulted in over 1.6 million applications for tickets and took the total number of tickets applied for at the tournament to over 2.5 million across the two ballots.

Tickets were bought across 148 different countries and as far and wide as Madagascar and Mexico which truly shows the global appeal of the World Cup.

Matches involving hosts England and top ranked teams have been highly sought after but sales across all 11 venues to watch the ten competing teams has been remarkable.

India v Pakistan remains the most popular fixture with enough ticket applications to fill Wembley Stadium several times over, alongside key matches such as England v Australia and the Final at Lord’s – all of which are heavily oversubscribed at all price bands.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, Steve Elworthy, said: ‘‘The tournament will be the biggest sporting event taking place in England and Wales next summer and the demand for tickets reflects the excitement of the public here and all the fans around the world.

"We’d urge any fan interested in still attending to not miss out in the General Sale as most matches will then be sold out.”

Fans that applied for tickets during the Public Ballot will be notified tomorrow (13 September) if they have been successful via email.

The fans who missed out in both the Public Ballot and Cricket Family Ballot will be prioritized again through a 34-hour window that will open on 10am on 25 September and run until 8pm on 26 September, before the remainder of tickets are made available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis from 10am on 27 September.

There will be around 50,000 tickets available during the General Sale period. To purchase remaining tickets fans must register an account via the Official Ticketing Website.

Fans who can no longer attend matches will be able to put their tickets on the Official Resale Platform through the CWC19 ticketing website later in the year. This will be the safest and most secure way to sell tickets at face value and will allow fellow fans to enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of the World Cup.

For more information about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, please click here.


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