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Record ballot entries for Edgbaston ODI with winners about to be notified

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Edgbaston has seen a record number of entries to its ballot for tickets for the Royal London International (ODI) between men’s world champions England and Pakistan, due to take place on Tuesday 13 July 2021.

The ballot for the Edgbaston ODI has received more entries than any other 2021 cricket ballot for a stadium outside of London, with over 80,000 applications made for tickets, which equates to more than three times the capacity of the Birmingham venue.

Ballot entrants who have been successful in their application will be contacted by email today and provided with details of how to secure tickets from 10am on Tuesday 15 December. Any remaining tickets from the ballot winners’ window will be available to other selected ballot entrants from 10am on Friday 18 December, subject to availability.

Alex Perkins, Head of Commercial, said: “The response that we’ve seen to the ballot could lead to one of the earliest sell outs that we’ve ever experienced for an England ODI in a bilateral series at Edgbaston, which highlights the public appetite for live sport.

“Whilst we’re thrilled at the response, we recognise that there will be a lot of disappointed cricket fans. As a result, we are working closely with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and hope to announce the date of England’s IT20 with Sri Lanka and/or other international fixtures in the New Year.

“In advance of this and as part of our preparations, we are also working closely with ECB and our local stakeholders, including the Safety Advisory Group, to ensure that we provide the safest possible return for crowds for all cricket at Edgbaston in 2021.”

Edgbaston’s Major Match programme for 2021 also includes Vitality Blast Finals Day on Saturday 18 September, which was announced as sold-out last week.

The Birmingham venue is also scheduled to host England’s T20 International with Sri Lanka, with further updates on the early summer programme likely to be announced in the New Year.

If you are a ballot entrant for England versus Pakistan, please do check your emails for further updates.

To register your interest in tickets for our England v Sri Lanka IT20 or any further international matches at Edgbaston in 2021, please click here to register an email address