Colombo, Apr 3: One week after tickets for the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 went on local sale, more than 25 per cent of all capacity in the first phase has been sold – with on average 10,000 tickets being sold each day, according to an ICC statement on Tuesday.
Upekha Nell, the Tournament Director, said on Monday that she has been "delighted" with the sale process and the interest shown in the tickets. She said: “There has been a great response from the wonderful Sri Lankan public and their enthusiasm is now being mirrored across the world after tickets went on global sale on Friday.
“The global sale launch has obviously increased the number of on-line sales which now accounts for 40 per cent of all purchases - again with the vast majority of website sales coming from Sri Lanka.”
Ms Nell revealed that the most popular group game so far has been the match between the host and ICC World Twenty20 2009 finalist Sri Lanka and South Africa which will be played in Hambantota on 22 September. She added: “There is great interest in the Super Eight matches, semi-finals and finals as well but as of today there are still tickets available for all the games.
“Spectators should not be disappointed if their ticket preference is not available because any location in the stadium will have a fantastic atmosphere as well as view. This is another chance to be a part of a global cricket event and one that fans should grab this opportunity.”
The ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 is the first to be held in Asia and will take place between September 18 and October 7 in Hambantota, Pallekelle and Colombo with the women’s group matches in Galle.