5 Lakh bookings done: India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match tickets sold out, confirms ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on September 15 (Thursday) announced that the tickets for India versus Pakistan T20 World Cup match have been sold out as over 5,00,000 fans have already booked their place to attend the showpiece event in Australia, starting October 16.
The clash between the arch-rivals, scheduled at the MCG on October 23, is sold out, "with additional standing room tickets snapped up within minutes of going on sale."
"An official re-sale platform will be launched closer to the event, where fans can exchange tickets at face value," ICC said in a release.
Team India will start their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Last year when these two countries battled against each other in a T20 World Cup match, the Men in Green trounced India by 10 wickets.
The ICC also said "fans from 82 different countries have purchased tickets to watch the world's best players from 16 international teams, marking the return of full stadiums at ICC events for the first time since the Women's T20 World Cup in 2020, which culminated with 86,174 fans for the final at the MCG."
"Current ticket allocations are also all sold for the double-header at the SCG on 27 October featuring South Africa v Bangladesh and India v Group A runner-up. Fans are encouraged to join the waitlist in the event of additional tickets becoming available."
The governing body said, "only a very limited number of tickets remain for Australia’s opening Super 12 fixture against New Zealand at the SCG on 22 October, the double-header featuring Pakistan v Group A runner-up and India v South Africa at Perth Stadium on 30 October, and Pakistan v South Africa at the SCG on 3 November."
(With PTI Inputs)