Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly preparing for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, with ticket booking officially underway. The spotlight is on India matches, and fans are curious about how to secure their seats to witness these thrilling encounters live. Here’s a comprehensive rundown on the ticket booking process, schedules, and key dates.
Early Bird Opportunities for Non-India Matches
Kicking off earlier this month, the ticket booking frenzy began with a special pre-sale window for all non-India matches on August 24. Following suit, the general sale for these games started on August 25. Fans from across the globe seized this chance to secure their tickets.
India Matches: Swift Sellout of Pre-Sale Tickets
The race to secure tickets for India matches officially commenced on August 29, with a dedicated pre-sale window that opened at 6:00 PM IST. Originally slated to conclude at the same time on August 30, the pre-sale period was cut short due to an overwhelming surge in demand, resulting in a swift sellout of the available tickets.
Gradual Rollout for India Matches
For India matches, ticket availability will be rolled out in a phased manner. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) have decided to initiate ticket sales from August 30 onwards. The first phase will focus on tickets for the initial two warm-up matches.
India’s Match Schedule: Mark Your Calendar
On August 30, India will be participating in warm-up matches held in Trivandrum and Guwahati. Following that, on August 31, India is scheduled to play matches in Chennai, Delhi, and Pune. On September 1, their matches will take place in Dharamsala, Lucknow, and Mumbai. Subsequently, on September 2, India will compete in matches at Bengaluru and Kolkata. Finally, on September 3, there will be a single India match held in Ahmedabad.
Seamless Online Booking via BookMyShow
To streamline the ticket booking process, fans can conveniently access tickets through the BookMyShow website and mobile application. Similar to the pre-sale window, the ticket sales will employ a queue system. The anticipation is palpable, as enthusiasts strive to secure their preferred seats for India’s gripping matches.
Semifinals and Final Ticket Booking
When it comes to the highly anticipated semifinals and final matches, ticket booking will commence on September 14. An exclusive pre-sale window will open at 6 p.m. for Mastercard users on this date. General ticket sales for the final are scheduled to start on September 15 at 8 p.m. As seen with India matches and earlier sales, a swift sellout is expected for the passes to the semifinals in Mumbai and Kolkata, along with the final in Ahmedabad.
In the electrifying realm of cricket fandom, the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup is set to be an unforgettable spectacle. By staying informed about the ticket booking process and key dates, fans can maximize their chances of experiencing the exhilarating matches live from the stands.