Champions Trophy Cricket 2017 Tickets
The ICC announced on Thursday that the ticket ballot for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy will open at 10 am BST on the same day, September 1 2016. The tournament will be played in venues across England and Wales from June 1 to June 18, 2017 and the Champions Trophy 2017 tickets can be purchased online now.
The move to open the ballot will present fans an opportunity to watch one of the 15 games that will be staged in the tournament. The ballot will remain open for a period of 30 days on the ICC’s official website and fans can make applications for as many games as they would like to attend. In order to apply, visit www.icc-cricket.com/tickets.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Ticket Prices
The Champions Trophy cricket is one event where only the top-ranked sides in the 50-overs game compete for the title. The format is as such that even one loss could be crucial.
David Richardson, the ICC Chief Executive said that in order to ensure that everyone had the best possible chance of watching their favourite team in action, the ICC thought that it was best to run a ballot. The governing body has also ensured that tickets are priced at affordable rates. While students will have to pay £20 for their allotted tickets, tickets for children start at £5.
England skipper Eoin Morgan enthused that his team were looking forward to the tournament next year. England have had a good summer when it comes to their form in ODI cricket with series wins over Sri Lanka and Pakistan and will enter the competition as one of the favourites.
The opening match will be held at The Oval which will also be hosting the final on June 18. Cardiff will host four matches including one of the semi-finals while Edgbaston will host five matches in total including the second semi-final.
Following the end of the ballot process, the remaining tickets will go on sale from end-October. The ICC is expected to come out with a detailed statement regarding the same.
If for some reason, you do not get lucky at the ballot process, you can try and obtain a ticket with Viagogo.com. They are a secondary ticketing website where people who have tickets to an event sell it on for a few quid extra if there is a demand for the occasion.
While you will have to shell out some more money in order to obtain tickets with Viagogo.com than the normal ticket prices, the website offers an opportunity for those ardent cricket fans who miss out on the tickets at the ballot or the general sale thereafter. Having been in the market for many years now, Viagogo are one of the biggest names in secondary ticketing business and you can be rest assured of trustworthiness and on-time delivery once you have bought the tickets.
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Champions Trophy Fixtures 2017
June 1 – England vs Bangladesh, The Oval (d)
June 2 – Australia vs New Zealand, Edgbaston (d)
June 3 – Sri Lanka vs South Africa, The Oval (d)
June 4 – India vs Pakistan, Edgbaston (d)
June 5 – Australia vs Bangladesh, The Oval (d/n)
June 6 – England vs New Zealand, Cardiff (d)
June 7 – Pakistan vs South Africa, Edgbaston (d/n)
June 8 – India vs Sri Lanka, The Oval (d)
June 9 – New Zealand vs Bangladesh, Cardiff (d)
June 10 – England vs Australia, Edgbaston (d)
June 11 – India vs South Africa, The Oval (d)
June 12 – Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Cardiff (d)
June 14 – First semi-final (A1 v B2), Cardiff (d)
June 15 – Second semi-final (A2 v B1), Edgbaston (d)
June 18 – Final, The Oval (d)
June 19 – Reserve day (d).