The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that BookMyShow will be the official ticketing partner for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to be held in India. The tournament will kick off on September 29 and conclude on November 19, featuring 58 matches across 12 venues in the country.
In an effort to ensure a smooth ticket-buying experience, sales will be introduced in phases beginning with an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale window for ICC’s commercial partner Mastercard on August 24.
This pre-sale includes all non-India matches except warm-ups.
The next phase starting August 29 will be another Mastercard pre-sale for all India matches excluding warm-ups. On September 14, the Mastercard pre-sale will open for the semi-finals and the final match.
For other fans, sales open on August 25 for non-India warm-ups and event matches. From August 30 onwards, tickets will be released venue-wise for all India matches. The last phase starting September 15 is for semi-finals and final.
BCCI CEO Hemang Amin expressed excitement about the ticketing launch, saying they look forward to a seamless experience for fans to access matches.
He said their commitment is to ensure efficient access control and support so enthusiasts can enjoy live action from stadium stands.
ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley also invited fans worldwide to purchase tickets and be part of the biggest Cricket World Cup. With affordable pricing, he encouraged fans to grab tickets early.
The World Cup returns to India after 11 years. With cricket’s popularity in the country, the tournament is expected to attract sell-out crowds. Securing tickets early through the scheduled phased manner will be important for fans to avoid disappointment.
Here are the key dates for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 ticket sales:
- August 24 – Mastercard pre-sale for all non-India matches (except warm-ups)
- August 29 – Mastercard pre-sale for all India matches (excluding warm-ups)
- September 14 – Mastercard pre-sale for semi-finals and final
- August 25 – Ticket sales open for non-India warm-up and event matches
- August 30 – Sales open for India matches in Guwahati and Trivandrum
- August 31 – Sales open for India matches in Chennai, Delhi and Pune
- September 1 – Sales open for India matches in Dharamsala, Lucknow and Mumbai
- September 2 – Sales open for India matches in Bengaluru and Kolkata
- September 3 – Sales open for India match in Ahmedabad
- September 15 – Sales open for semi-finals and final
Fans can book ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets on these selected dates from BookMyShow
How to book ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets online?
To book ICC World Cup 2023 tickets online from BookMyShow on the mentioned dates, follow these steps:
- Visit BookMyShow Website: On the specified dates, go to the official BookMyShow website (www.bookmyshow.com).
- Create/Login to Your Account: If you already have an account, log in using your credentials. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one by providing your necessary details.
- Search for ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: Use the search bar on the BookMyShow website to find the ICC World Cup 2023 tickets. You can search using keywords like “ICC World Cup 2023 tickets.”
- Select Match Category: Depending on the date you’re booking, select the appropriate category for the match you want to attend: non-India matches, India matches, semi-finals, or final.
- Choose Match Venue and Date: Once you’ve selected the category, you’ll be presented with a list of matches. Choose the specific match, venue, and date for which you want to purchase tickets.
- Select Seating Category: BookMyShow usually offers different seating categories with varying prices. Select the seating category that fits your preference and budget.
- Select Number of Tickets: Choose the number of tickets you want to purchase for the selected match. Make sure to double-check the number before proceeding.
- Seat Selection (If Applicable): Depending on the venue and seating arrangement, you might need to select your seats. Follow the instructions on the screen to choose your seats if required.
- Review and Proceed to Payment: Review your ticket selection, the match details, and the total cost. If everything looks correct, click on the “Proceed to Payment” or similar button.
- Provide Payment Information: Enter your payment information, which usually includes credit/debit card details, net banking, or other available payment methods.
- Complete the Transaction: After providing the payment information, follow the prompts to complete the transaction. You might receive an OTP (One-Time Password) for verification.
- Confirmation and Ticket Delivery: Once the payment is successful, you should receive a confirmation on the BookMyShow website. Additionally, you’ll receive a confirmation email and/or SMS with your ticket details. The tickets might be available for download and printing, or you might need to pick them up at the venue’s box office, depending on the options provided during the booking process.
Remember that ticket availability is subject to demand, and popular matches might sell out quickly. It’s recommended to log in to BookMyShow as early as possible on the specified dates to increase your chances of securing the tickets you want.