ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Tickets Now Available for Sale Online: Here’s How You Can Buy!
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and there’s one more reason for you cricket fans to be happy about – the tickets for the World Cup, to be held in England, are finally out! Like the FIFA World Cup, the tickets for the Cricket World Cup 2019 will be made available for purchase via a public ballot. Here’s what you need to do if you’re planning on attending the cricketing extravaganza live:
When does the Ballot Start?
The Public Ballot for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opened at 10AM (BST) i.e 2:30PM IST, on Wednesday 1 August 2018. The good thing about the ballot is that it’s not based on a first come first serve basis, so the date and time of your application doesn’t matter, as long as you make sure you’ve applied before the ballot closes, which is slotted to happen on August 29th. The Ballot will close at 8PM BST or 12:30 AM, 30th August (Indian Standard Time).
How to enter the Ballot?
The Ballot is open for anyone and everyone, so don’t hesitate if you want to see your favorite cricketers play LIVE in front of you. Here are the steps you need to follow to enter the ballot:
Step 1: The first step will be to register an account on the Official CWC19 Ticket Website. In case you already have an account there, you can directly start from the next step.
Step 2: After logging in, go on the “My Applications” tab, and click on “Create My Application” button, which will open up a list of all the 48 matches to be held in the World Cup.
Step 3: The ballot gives you access to all 48 matches of the tournament and tickets in every price band are up for sale. So, all you need to do is select the matches that you want to apply for, specify the number of tickets you want and then confirm your ticketing order.
There is no limit on how many matches you can apply for, so you can try out your luck and apply for every single match of the tournament. However, within a match, there’s a limit on the number of tickets you can apply for, so if you’re planning to go there with a large group, you might have to apply through multiple accounts.
What happens next?
Once you’ve sent your application in the ballot, you’ll have to wait till about mid-September, to know if you were successful in getting the tickets you applied for. You might get lucky and get tickets for all the matches you applied for, or you might be unlucky enough to not get tickets for any matches. However, the most likely scenario is that you’ll get tickets for at least some of the matches out of all the matches that you applied for. Notably, you don’t have to pay for the tickets you apply for, you only have to pay for the tickets you actually win after the ballot results are out.
“August 1 is a day we’ve all been looking forward to as we welcome many potential future cricket fans to the sport. This a great chance for anybody who wants to attend the ICC Cricket World Cup and watch the most exciting and competitive cricket available, as the best teams in the world go head to head,” ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director Steve Elworthy said, while highlighting the importance of this milestone in the application process.
Host nation England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May when they take on South Africa, while reigning champions Australia start their title defence on 1 June against Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol. India starts its campaign against South Africa on June 5th, however, all eyes will be on the World Cup Classico on June 16th, when India takes on Pakistan. The World Cup will conclude on Sunday 14 July at Lord’s.
Any remaining tickets from the Public Ballot will go on general sale on a first-come, first-served basis later in 2018.
Click here to go to ICC’s ticketing website and start your application process.