Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Friday that three T20Is and two ODIs between India and Australia have been sold out after the tickets went on sale this morning. “The second and third ODI at the SCG and Manuka Oval respectively have been exhausted while the Manuka Oval T20I and two SCG T20Is are sold out,” CA said in a release. “There are still limited tickets for the first ODI on November 27 at the SCG, with about 1,900 public seats remaining. Both the SCG and the Manuka Oval will have 50 percent capacity for series, with fans voting with their feet after ticket prices were up. frozen from the last time India came to Australia in 2018/19, ” he added.
Anthony Everard, Executive General Manager of Fan Engagement at Cricket Australia, said it showed fans can’t wait for the international men’s season to kick off.
“The rivalry between the Australian and Indian men’s cricket teams is one of the greatest in international sport and this series is taking shape like an epic,” said Everard.
“It was fantastic to see so much interest in the ODI and T20I series, with high demand starting yesterday with our pre-sale period being offered to the Australian Cricket Family. It wasn’t long before things moved quickly, with now only a few thousand tickets left for the first ODI on November 27 at the SCG, “he added.
Responding to the cricket fan’s excitement, James Allsopp, CEO of Cricket ACT, stated that there was real excitement in Canberra for the two T20Is.
“It is fantastic to see such high quality international cricket coming to ACT this summer and I am not surprised that fans have acted so quickly to make sure they have a seat,” he said.
“Both matches at Manuka will be tough matches, and we look forward to welcoming the Australian and Indian teams to Canberra. With such high demand it is inevitable that some fans may have missed it, but plenty of other cricket is on the way. with BBL matches in Canberra, “Allsopp added.
India’s tour of Australia kicks off with three ODIs on December 27th, 29th and 2nd. The first T20I will also be played in Canberra on December 4th and the remaining two on December 6th and 8th at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Indian side will also play four Tests against Australia, which are part of the Test Championship and the winner will be one step closer to the final scheduled for June 2021.
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