OC approve first phase of ticket sales for WC

Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 17:01 [IST]
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OC approve first phase of ticket sales

Mumbai: The World Cup Organising committee(OC) chaired by vice-president Sharad Pawar, met in Mumbai today and approved the first phase of ticket sales for the tournament.

The OC confirmed that about 100,000 tickets were being released for the first phase of online ticket sales and the prices began at as low as $ US 20.

"The tickets prices would be affordable and accessible," 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," he added.

The ticket system has been developed by Kyazoonga.com and the technology will from July 1, 2010 allow spectators to pick tickets for specific teams and venues and will even be able to see exactly where their seat is situated within the ground.

There will be further tickets available from stadium ticket offices and travel operators as well as further tickets being made available online later.

Tickets will be available from June 1, 2010 at www.iccevents.yahoo.com

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said he was satisfied with the progress the organising committee was making leading to the World Cup next year.

"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," said Lorgat.

Dates for future meetings of the Organising committee will be announced later.


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