The International Cricket Council has officially begun the registration process for the ODI World Cup 2023 tickets, which are all set to be held in India between October and November. The ICC via a press release asked the fans and the people interested in watching the matches in the stadium to register their interest.
Here’s why the ICC and BCCI opt for phased ODI World Cup 2023 ticket sales
“Fans can now register for ICC Men’s Cricket ODI World Cup 2023 tickets to secure their spot at experiencing the joy of cricket in one day. Starting today on Indian Independence Day, fans can now register for tickets, enabling them to receive on sale news first ahead of tickets going on sale on 25 August,” the ICC wrote in a press release.
“Registration for ICC Men’s Cricket ODI World Cup tickets which takes place between 5 October and 19 November across 12 Indian cities can be accessed here https://www.cricketworldcup.com/register from 15h30 IST today,” it further added.
It has to be noted that in order to manage the demand for the tickets of ODI World Cup 2023 and to give a good experience to the fans, this time the tickets will go on sale in phases.
Yes, unlike the previous editions of the World Cup, this time the ticket sales are being rolled out in seven distinct phases. This decision by the BCCI and the ICC has sparked curiosity amongst fans.
But what is the reason behind this approach?
Well, this strategic approach is an effort to prevent the website from crashing. In the previous editions of the World Cup, including the 2019 World Cup, the site faced crashes during ticket bookings for India’s matches.
Given that the ODI World Cup 2023 is set to be held in India, a packed stadium is expected for Team India’s fixtures. Considering this, the BCCI has prioritized ticket releases for matches featuring the nine other teams ahead of India’s. By staggering the ticket released, the BCCI and ICC have aimed to offer a smoother experience for cricket fans.
The tickets for ODI World Cup 2023 will go on sale in phases on the following dates:
25 August: Non-India warm-up matches and all non-India event matches
30 August: India matches at Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram
31 August: India matches at Chennai, Delhi and Pune
1 September: India matches at Dharamsala, Lucknow and Mumbai
2 September: India matches at Bengaluru and Kolkata
3 September: India matches at Ahmedabad
15 September: Semi Finals and Final