Dubai, Nov 5: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that the tickets for the 15 matches of the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013 went on sale to the public today, on Monday 5 November 2012 at 10:30 am GMT, at www.icc-cricket.com.
Champions Trophy 2013 Schedule
The ICC Champions Trophy features the eight best one day international teams in the world (according to the Reliance ICC ODI Rankings) and will be played out across three grounds - Cardiff Wales Stadium, The Oval and Edgbaston - over eighteen days (6 - 23 June 2013).
The tournament begins on Thursday 6 June 2013 when India face South Africa at Cardiff Wales Stadium, and closes with the Final on Sunday 23 June 2013 at Edgbaston. The eight teams are split into two groups, with each team playing 3 group matches. The top two in each group progress to a semi-final, and the winners of the semis meet in the Final.
Adult tickets are priced in three categories - Gold, Silver and Family Stand - and range from £20 (for a group game in the Family Stands) up to £60 (Gold ticket for the Final), an ICC media release said.
Tickets for under-16s are priced at £5 for the entire tournament (including the Final), but must attend with an adult. A new pricing structure also sees the introduction of tickets for under-21s, priced between £10 - £25.
Fans were asked to register their interest in the tournament from 17 October at www.icc-cricket.com before tickets went on sale to help speed up the ticket purchasing process.
David Richardson, ICC Chief Executive, said: "We have the top eight sides in the 50-over format taking part at three world class venues competing for national pride as nation takes on nation. With the action on a daily basis in the group stages of this competition, cricket lovers have the chance to live every ball of every match every day.
"We know that because of the diversity of cultures in the United Kingdom each team taking part can be guaranteed 'home support' and because the demand for tickets will be so high we urge everyone to reserve their place at this special tournament as soon as possible."
Steve Elworthy, Tournament Director, said: "We cannot wait for the start of the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013, and are delighted to announce ticket details for the tournament. In a summer packed full of cricket, we've ensured that fans across England and Wales can enjoy world class cricket at exceptional value. A family of four can enjoy a day of fantastic cricket from just £50."
Fans can buy tickets now at www.icc-cricket.com and via 0844 249 2013, ICC said.