The lure of new world champions India coming to England has resulted in the One-Day International at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground being sold out.
Over 17,000 fans have bought tickets to see whether India, who have installed as 4/1 chances to win the 2015 World Cup, can live up to huge expectations in the first of five One-Day Internationals between the two sides.
The final few tickets disappeared this week following India's six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the World Cup final in Mumbai. eariler Earlier in the tournament, they tied with England in Bangalore in one of the matches of the tournament.
"It’s obviously great news for the match to already be sold out," Durham CCC chief executive David Harker said.
"To have sold 17,000 five months before the game is due to be played is a real achievement and it just goes to show what great support cricket has in the north east.
"Tickets sold well as soon as they were released and the last few thousand sold especially fast as India progressed through the World Cup. We’re looking forward to welcoming England and the World Champions to a packed Emirates Durham later this summer.
"The Box Office can now turn their attention to administering the huge anticipated demand for Australia tickets, both for the ODI in 2012 and the Ashes in 2013."
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