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NEW DELHI: Indians are lapping up the first major cricketing event post relaxation of international travel restrictions — the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 which kicks off in Australia on October 16. Tickets for the India-Pakistan match on October 23 (a day before Diwali) at Melbourne Cricket Ground have already been sold out, says Tourism Australia. So far the maximum demand for ticket sales for the matches, with the final being on November 13, is from India.
Come October 23, India will lock horns with their arch-rival Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. India-Pakistan is the most predictable early-round fixture in ICC tournaments that will be played in the T20 World Cup when India and Pakistan square off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The two countries now play only in ICC events, with no bilateral series since 2013.
Tickets of the India vs Pakistan match in the T20 World Cup sold out within hours. (Source - Khaleejtimes)— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 4, 2021
One of the reasons is this match helps the world body with a big windfall in terms of gate money and eyeballs on television guaranteed.
Such is the demand to see one of world cricket’s biggest rivalries, the allocations for the India vs Pakistan match to be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23 were sold within five minutes of going on sale.
“While we are already witnessing impressive growth in terms of visitor visa lodgements, which are significantly higher than pre-Covid levels, the upcoming ICC Mens T20 World Cup provides us with a massive opportunity to take this to the next level. We look forward to welcoming our guests from India for an unforgettable cricket experience at our iconic stadiums and also giving them a flavor of our truly distinct way of life,”Kashikar said.
“Australia and India have a strong bond through their shared love for cricket.… To make this one of the largest sporting spectacles in the world, a range of offerings and packages are being introduced for travelers from India in partnership with the ICCs official ticketing and hospitality agents,” Kashikar added.
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