Several major cricket events have already been scheduled for the year 2022. Cricket fans, on the other hand, are ecstatic about the T20 Men’s World Cup in 2022.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will serve as the host venues for this year’s World Cup (SCG).
Cricket fans from all around the globe are watching this event with bated breath, waiting for the long-anticipated showdown between archrivals Pakistan and India to conclude it all.
“Tickets for the men’s T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at the MCG sold out within five minutes of being on general sale on Monday, according to cricket.com.au.”
As of Monday, tickets for India’s second group game at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) had already sold out, even though no opponent had yet been announced.
A total of 200,000 tickets were purchased during the pre-sale period for the event, which will take place in seven sites around Australia from October 16 to November 13 of this year.
This isn’t a surprise at all. As soon as ticket allocations went on sale on October 23, they were all gone.
The two teams last met in an ODI World Cup match at the Adelaide Oval in 2015, which sold out in only minutes.
More over 86,000 spectators witnessed India’s game versus South Africa at the MCG during that event, which serves as a preview of what is expected to be a crowd of close to 90,000.
A double-header at the SCG in which South Africa takes on Bangladesh and India takes on a qualifier sold out within minutes of going on sale Monday.
Tickets for the tournament, which begin at $5 for children and $20 for adults, should be mentioned here.
Most tickets have been acquired by Australian citizens, but tournament CEO Michelle Enright hopes the re-opening of Australia’s borders would encourage overseas visitors to join the event as soon as possible.
To have sold out public ticket allocations for two match-days that include Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and South African teams illustrates the love for cricket from cricket fans in those areas,” she added.
For cricket lovers across the globe, the timing couldn’t be better: Australian borders will open to visitors on February 21, and the World Cup is scheduled to begin in February.
On October 22 in Sydney, Australia will face off against New Zealand in the tournament opener, and on October 28 in Melbourne, they will face off against England in the tournament final.
Prior to the semi-finals, Australia will play games in Sydney and Adelaide before heading to Perth and Melbourne.
For this year’s competition, which will be staged in the same Super 12 format as the one hosted in the United Arab Emirates in October and November last year, 16 teams will compete.
New Zealand, England, Afghanistan, and two teams that made it through the first round of the T20 World Cup are in the same group as the Australians.
The second group includes India, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, and two more teams from the first round.