BCCI To Release 400,000 Tickets On Second Phase Of ICC World Cup 2023

Cricket fans who missed out on securing tickets for the ICC World Cup 2023 now have a fresh opportunity, as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to release an additional 400,000 tickets due to overwhelming demand. This second phase of ticket sales comes after initial sales, which were marred by technical issues and dissatisfaction among fans. The BCCI has partnered with the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the official ticketing partner for this phase, providing enthusiasts with another chance to be part of this historic cricket event.

“After discussions with the hosting state associations, the BCCI has announced the release of approximately 400,000 tickets for the highly anticipated tournament. This measure is aimed at accommodating as many passionate cricket fans as possible ensuring their participation in this historic event,” the BCCI said in a media statement.

The demand for ICC World Cup 2023 tickets was evident during the initial sales phase, particularly for matches featuring the Indian cricket team. Prompting this decision to release additional tickets, the BCCI aims to accommodate as many passionate cricket fans as possible and ensure their participation in this much-anticipated tournament.

For this second phase of ticket sales, the BCCI has chosen the ICC as the official ticketing partner, marking a change from the primary ticketing partner, BookMyShow. This move aims to improve the ticket booking experience and address previous issues fans face.

The choice to switch ticketing partners is partially attributed to the challenges fans encountered during the initial sale through BookMyShow. Many fans faced difficulties securing tickets, leading to frustrations and complaints. BookMyShow even apologized to fans, acknowledging the overwhelming demand that disrupted the booking experience.

From 8 PM today, cricket enthusiasts can book tickets for the ICC World Cup 2023 matches through the ICC website. This move aims to provide fans with a smoother and more reliable booking process.

One noteworthy change in this second phase of ticket sales is the pricing mechanism. Tickets are now being sold on a reselling platform, where sellers can set prices. The demand for these coveted tickets has driven prices to extraordinary levels.

For example, tickets for India’s opening match against Australia at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 8th have been listed at a minimum price of Rs 41,007, up to Rs 100,059. Similarly, for the match against Bangladesh at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on October 19th, the minimum price is Rs 19,103.

The second phase of ticket sales for the ICC World Cup 2023 offers cricket fans a fresh chance to secure seats at this historic event. With the BCCI partnering with the ICC and transitioning to a reselling platform for ticket pricing, the aim is to provide a more seamless and accessible ticket-booking experience. As cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the tournament, this move reflects a commitment to ensuring that as many passionate fans as possible can witness the thrilling action on the field.

Here are the ticket prices for India’s matches on the reselling platform (approximate):

  • India vs Australia (Chennai) – Rs 41 thousand to 1 lakh
  • India vs Afghanistan (Delhi) – Rs 41 thousand to 4 lakh
  • India vs Pakistan (Ahmedabad) – Rs 47 thousand to 16 lakh
  • India vs. New Zealand (Himachal Pradesh) – Rs 47 thousand to 1.66 lakh
  • India vs England (Lucknow) – Rs 19 thousand to 10 lakh
  • India vs. Sri Lanka (Mumbai) – Rs 60 thousand to 2.41 lakh
  • India vs Bangladesh (Pune) – Rs 19 thousand to 76 thousand
  • India vs South Africa (Kolkata) – Rs 11 thousand to 73 thousand
  • India vs Netherlands (Bengaluru) – Rs 22 thousand to 4 lakh

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