All speculations regarding India not participating in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 were put to a standstill earlier this week. Not only Indian fans but fans all over the world rejoiced as the Indian team for the gala event was announced. What has further added to the joy of fans and the administrators is that the tickets for most of the matches have been sold out.
Yes. You read it right. It has almost been a sell out even before more than two weeks are still remaining for the tournament to start. Participation of India in the world events brings with it a lot of viewership, resultant of which fans who are living in England must have been motivated to watch their favourite team play.
The fact that India and Pakistan are scheduled to face each other in the league stage is icing on the cake for all the fans, administrators and broadcasters. This age-old rivalry brings with it a lot of eyeballs, be it on the stadium or in front of the TV sets.
“The demand has been extraordinary so far but there are still limited tickets available for some matches across all venues,” Steve Elworthy, tournament director, said.
“Again, we stress that fans should only buy tickets from authorized ticket sites, which is why we are providing a resale service via our website. It will allow fans to sell any unwanted tickets at face value to fellow fans in a safe and secure way. This is the only way you guarantee a ticket and avoid disappointment,” Elworthy added.