In a great news for cricket fans, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to make more tickets available for all games of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, scheduled to be played in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between October 17 and November 14.
Issuing a statement, the global cricket body said that the additional tickets for the T20 World Cup went on sale via www.t20worldcup.com/tickets at 1900GST from October 11.
Commenting on the development, Head of Events at the ICC Chris Tetley said: “We know Oman and the UAE are packed with sports fans from all 16 nations competing at the event, so we’re delighted to be able to release more tickets for all games.”
He said that the ICC is working closely with the hosts, the venues and their partners to ensure as many fans as possible can be part of what is going to be “such a fantastic event.”
“The expat community in the region means every team can enjoy home support and with tickets from just 10 OMR and 30 AED, we hope to see stands full of passionate cricket fans cheering their team on. Demand is always incredibly high for tickets to ICC events, so I’d urge fans to be patient and we look forward to welcoming them to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021,” he added.
“It is important that fans only buy tickets through the official channels at www.t20worldcup.com/tickets,” he added.
Tetley however, said that they cannot guarantee that any ticket bought on secondary sites will provide access to the match as the unique barcode may have been copied or compromised.
“We will cancel tickets we identify as being resold, meaning fans would have wasted their money on an invalid ticket that won’t get them into the game,” he added.
Last week, the ICC had announced that all the venues in the UAE for the showpiece event will be operating at approximately 70 per cent of maximum seated capacity.
Tickets for the tournament were made available to fans to watch the 16 teams, who will vie for the ultimate prize in the shortest format, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
The global cricket governing body also announced that Abu Dhabi has introduced a new socially distanced ‘pods’ of a maximum of four spectators on their east and west grass mounds and the Oman Cricket Academy has had a temporary infrastructure built to welcome 3,000 fans.
Notably, the ICC and BCCI have worked closely with host authorities to ensure fans can be welcomed in a safe environment and COVID 19 protocols will apply at all venues, the statement from the global body had said.