The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has just made a significant announcement, paving the way for an exciting cricketing extravaganza. In a bid to ensure fans can experience the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 live from the stadium stands, BCCI has named BookMyShow, India’s premier entertainment destination, as the official Ticketing Platform for this prestigious event.
Scheduled to kick off on September 29th and culminate on November 19th, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 promises to be a cricketing spectacle like no other. With a total of 58 matches, including 10 warm-up games, set to be played across 12 prominent venues throughout India, cricket enthusiasts are in for a treat.
To guarantee a seamless and inclusive ticketing experience for fans, the ticket sales process will roll out in carefully managed phases. The initial phase, reserved exclusively for ICC’s commercial partner, Mastercard, offers a 24-hour window of priority access.
Here’s a breakdown of the ticket pre-sale schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023:
- August 24th, 6 PM IST onwards: Mastercard Pre-sale – All Non-India event matches excluding warm-up games.
- August 29th, 6 PM IST onwards: Mastercard Pre-sale – All India matches excluding warm-up games.
- September 14th, 6 PM IST onwards: Mastercard Pre-sale – Semi Finals and Final.
For all other cricket enthusiasts, the ticket sales have been structured as follows:
- August 25th, 8 PM IST onwards: Non-India Warm-Up matches and all Non-India event matches.
- August 30th, 8 PM IST onwards: India matches at Guwahati and Trivandrum.
- August 31st, 8 PM IST onwards: India matches at Chennai, Delhi, and Pune.
- September 1st, 8 PM IST onwards: India matches at Dharamsala, Lucknow, and Mumbai.
- September 2nd, 8 PM IST onwards: India matches at Bengaluru and Kolkata.
- September 3rd, 8 PM IST onwards: India match at Ahmedabad.
- September 15th, 8 PM IST onwards: Semi-Finals and Finals
BCCI CEO (Interim) Hemang Amin expressed his enthusiasm about this partnership, saying, “As we approach the highly anticipated ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, a pinnacle event in this year’s international calendar, we are thrilled to unveil BookMyShow as the ticketing platform. The commencement of online ticket sales marks a pivotal moment in the lead-up to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. With unwavering confidence, we anticipate a seamless ticketing experience, aimed at offering fans unobstructed access to the thrilling on-field encounters. Our commitment extends to deploying efficient access control mechanisms and comprehensive support, ensuring every enthusiast has the chance to revel in the live-action spectacle from the stadium stands.”
ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley, shared in the excitement, stating, “The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to captivate cricket enthusiasts worldwide, drawing in fans from all corners of the globe. We are delighted that tickets are going on sale and can be purchased through the official ticketing site. With prices that cater to everyone, we encourage fans to get their tickets and be a part of the biggest Cricket World Cup ever.“
Get ready, cricket fans, as the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 approaches, and make sure to mark your calendars for the ticket sales according to the schedule. This is your chance to be part of cricketing history and witness the world’s best in action.