With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 hurtling towards its climax, cricket enthusiasts around the globe are gearing up for the knockout phase, set to kick off on November 15. In a recent announcement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed that the final set of tickets for these high-stakes encounters will go live on Thursday, adding a new layer of excitement for fans eager to witness the pinnacle of cricketing drama.
In a statement, the BCCI declared, “As the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 reaches its business end, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will release a final batch of tickets on Thursday.” This announcement sets the stage for a frenzied rush to secure seats for the three marquee games – the 1st semi-final on November 15 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the 2nd semi-final on November 16 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, and the all-important final on November 19 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
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Final set of tickets for ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 knockouts to go live today 🎫
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 9, 2023
Fans can mark their calendars for 8:00 PM on November 9, the designated time when the tickets will become available on the official ticketing website at https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com. This marks the last opportunity for fans to be part of the live-action, witnessing the crowning of a new champion in person.
As the tournament progresses, India, South Africa, and Australia have secured their spots in the knockout stage. India, boasting a perfect record of eight wins in eight games, leads the pack with 16 points. South Africa follows closely with six wins in eight matches, accumulating 12 points, while Australia shares a similar win-loss record, also amassing 12 points.
The battle for the final semifinal spot is intensifying among New Zealand, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, currently positioned 4th, 5th, and 6th, each with eight points and 4 wins. The net run rate will play a crucial role in determining who claims the coveted spot, making the upcoming league games a do-or-die situation for these teams.
New Zealand, in particular, faces a crucial encounter against Sri Lanka at Bengaluru on Thursday. The Kiwis are in pursuit of a semifinal spot, while the Lankan Lions are aiming to secure a place in the ICC Champions Trophy 2025 – a privilege reserved for the top eight teams of this tournament, including hosts Pakistan.
As the cricketing world holds its breath in anticipation, the release of the final batch of tickets adds an extra layer of excitement to an already thrilling tournament. Cricket fans worldwide are advised to act swiftly, ensuring they don’t miss the opportunity to be part of cricketing history in the making. The countdown to the knockout phase has begun, and the rush for tickets promises to match the intensity on the field.