The match will be played between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on October 23 at the prestigious Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Getty Images)
New Delhi: Indians enjoyed their first major cricket tournament after easing international travel restrictions ICC Tickets for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 starting October 16 in Australia. Tickets for the India-Pakistan match on October 23 (a day before Diwali) have already been sold out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Tourism Australia said. Tickets for the November 13 final are the most sought after in India.
“Based on our sales figures, we have sold 40% of our package in India, 27% in North America, 18% in Australia, 15% in the UK and the rest of the world. Hotel rooms in Melbourne are already sold out. About 45-50,000 fans are expected to visit Melbourne for the India-Pakistan match. Within minutes, normal admission tickets were sold out and some VIP hospitality experience remained, ”says Ash Chawla of Global Sports Travel, an Australian-Indian sports experience company with global sales rights to ICC“ Hospitality Packages ”.
Manoj Saraf, MD, Genwell Sports, said: “Hospitality tickets India v Pakistan Where was the highest demand and where was the sale two months ago. They (ICC) have recently launched a new product called Boundary Club for India-Pakistan with 300 tickets which will go on sale this week. India v South Africa is the next demand game in Perth … Overall hospitality inventory is being taken up very fast and it should be sold for all Indian games by August. Most of our sales are to Indians going to Australia, but also to NRIs in Africa, the UK and Australia. ”
Australia was to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup from 18 October to 15 November 2020. Tourism Australia had planned to attract millions of Indian visitors for this mega event. But then Kovid came forward and the world journey cooled down. What was planned for 2020 is now to be achieved in 2022.
Tourism Australia Country Manager (India and Gulf) Nishant Kashikar told TOI, “This year the tournament is in the Diwali holiday season and it is expected to be a big draw. Tickets for the India-Pakistan match have been on sale for some time now and other Indian matches are in high demand not only from passionate cricket fans but also from medium to large sizes. For corporates for whom the World Cup presents a great opportunity to reward and encourage their stakeholders. ,
According to Tourism Australia, India was the fastest growing inbound market in the pre-epidemic period, with double-digit growth for six consecutive years. Prior to Kovid, for three years in a row, India was Australia’s fastest growing inbound tourism market.
“We are already seeing a significant increase in the number of visitor visa accommodations, which is significantly higher than the previous level, the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will give us a great opportunity to take it to the next level. We look forward to welcoming visitors from India to our prestigious stadium for an unforgettable cricket experience and a taste of our diverse lifestyles, ”said Kashikar.
“Australia and India have a close relationship because of their love for cricket.” A number of offers and packages are being offered by the ICC, including official tickets and partnerships, to make India the largest sporting event in the world for travelers. Hospitality Agent, ”said Kashikar.