London, Nov 6: Be it in any part of the world, India-Pakistan cricket match is the biggest draw. And it is the same for ICC Champions Trophy 2013 as tickets for the June 15 game were sold out in just three hours, International Cricket Council (ICC) reported on Tuesday on their website.
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"The first allocation of tickets to see two of cricket's biggest rivals - India and Pakistan - clash at Edgbaston in the ICC Champions Trophy sold out in just three hours after going on general sale this morning. It is the first of the 15 matches in the tournament to have sold out its initial allocation of tickets. Additional tickets for this match may be released to the public nearer the event," the report said.
India and Pakistan will meet at Edgbaston on Saturday 15 June.
Tournament director Steve Elworthy said: "The Champions Trophy is one of the biggest tournaments in world cricket, and with India v Pakistan meeting in the group stage at Edgbaston, we've seen a huge demand for tickets in this first day of sales. Any additional tickets that become available for this fixture will be sold via www.icc-cricket.com, so be sure to visit this site regularly for further information."
ICC also advised fans against purchasing tickets through secondary resale websites. Tickets appearing on these sites have broken the terms and conditions of the ticket, and will be cancelled leading to refused entry at the ground and no refund. Those tickets will then be re-sold to fans who intend to attend the game.
Tickets for the remaining matches of the ICC Champions Trophy, including the final, can still be purchased at www.icc-cricket.com or via the ICC Ticket Hotline - 0844 249 2013.
Additionally, hospitality for the India v Pakistan fixture is still available to purchase from Keith Prowse - Edgbaston's official hospitality partner - on 08455 642469 or www.keithprowse.co.uk.
Colin Povey, chief executive of Edgbaston Stadium, said: "Edgbaston is delighted to play such an integral role in hosting these marquee fixtures of the ICC Champions Trophy and having sold out this match between India and Pakistan, we're sure that local cricket fans will turn their attention to the final of the tournament as well as the mouth-watering clash between England and Australia, in what will be the rivals first meeting of an exciting Ashes summer."
Adult tickets for the ICC Champions Trophy range from £20 to £60, while tickets for under-16s (providing they are accompanied by an adult) are priced at £5 for the entire event.
A new pricing structure has also seen the introduction of tickets for under-21s, which can be bought for between £10 and £25.