As the most awaited series between India and Australia is inching closer, Cricket Australia makes a significant announcement regarding the availability of tickets for the games. The tickets for the limited-overs and test matches will go on sale next week, with Cricket Australia freezing prices for limited capacity at different venues.
The five venues- the SCG, Manuka Oval, the Adelaide Oval, MCG, and the Gabba will adhere to coronavirus protocols for allowing fans in the stadium. The stadiums will not be filled completely and follow all guidelines provided by the Health Ministry of Australia.
Since the number of tickets available is limited and international cricket returning to Australia after a long gap, the demand is expected to be extremely high for the tickets. As the large Indian population located in the country will be as eager as the home crowd to support their favourite players.
Fans are encouraged to register for the Australian Cricket Family or ensure that existing log-in details are up to date. ACF members will have early access by 24 hours compared to the general public. The number of tickets available on sale will depend on the latest guidelines set by the health ministry.
The first matches to go on sale will be the Dettol ODI Series and Dettol T20 INTL Series. The tickets to matches played in Sydney and Canberra will be on sale for ACF members from 9 am on November 19. CA has kept entry-level prices at $30 for adults and $10 for kids (plus booking fees) for the fifth straight summer.
SCG is limited to 50% of total capacity. It will be hosting two ODIs, one test match, and two T20s, for which fans will have the option of buying a two-day pass to each format. The Adelaide Oval is also restricted to 50% capacity, with 27,000 tickets available for each day of the opening day-night Test, the only test match where Virat Kohli will lead Team India.
Canberra’s Manuka Oval, host of the third ODI and first T20, promises to be one of the most sought-after tickets with about 6,000 seats up for grabs. Brisbane’s Gabba venue can host up to 30,000 fans.
At present, the Victorian Government has approved 25,000 fans for each day of the Boxing Day Test across public, member, and corporate tickets. With the improving COVID19 situation in the city, it is hoped more tickets may be able to be put on sale.
It is yet to be determined how the venues will split available seats between members and the general public. A CA statement said that information would be released when each venue puts its tickets on sale.