The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday that all seats have been sold for the October 23 T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. According to the ICC, even extra standing room tickets were “snapped up within minutes of going on sale.” Over 500,000 tickets have reportedly been sold for the forthcoming major event in Australia, which begins next month, according to the international cricket organization. Their first Super 12s match will feature a match between Pakistan and India.
“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is set to welcome fans of all ages and backgrounds, with over 500,000 fans already securing their place to the event that begins in one month’s time,” the ICC said in its release. “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,” it added. “The India v Pakistan fixture at the MCG on 23 October 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 about the clash between subcontinent rivals.
Tickets for the matches between South Africa and Bangladesh, India, and the Group A runners-up are also sold out, however, more may become available. “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,” the ICC added.