Ponting expects Ashes ticket rush on June 1

Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Melbourne:Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes that the unprecedented level of interest in the forthcoming Ashes Series will lead to tickets being snapped up by the cricket fans like never before when they go on sale on 1 June.

''The Australian team cant wait for this Ashes series to start and having a sea of green and gold supporters in the stand will give us a massive boost. Make sure you get in early on June 1 and we'll see you during the biggest ever summer of Australian cricket,'' he said.

Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive Officer, James Sutherland, had similar predictions.

''This is the moment Australians have been waiting for. In 48 hours time Australian cricket fans in their thousands will be hitting the phones and going online to secure their tickets for the 2006-07international season. Tickets to 41 days of absorbing international cricket will initially be on offer to registered members of the Australian Cricket Family.

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