The first batch of tickets for the 2011 World Cup have gone on sale online after a meeting of the Central Organising Committee in Mumbai confirmed that more than 100,000 tickets were initially being released.
The lowest priced tickets are available at 20 cents (USD) and the online ticketing system will allow users to choose their seats as well as the games they wish to attend.
“The prices confirm the promise we made that the tickets would be affordable and accessible," ICC vice-president Sharad Pawar said.
“I am sure that cricket lovers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka as well as those from around the world will be excited at the prospect of being able to plan their trips to the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and be a part of the Cup that Counts.”
ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat added: “While there is a lot of important operational detail ahead of us, I am pleased at the progress we have made to date.
“For example, in the next few months, safety and security aspects will be dealt with in detail by the security directorate headed by BCCI President Shashank Manohar.”
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