How to buy tickets for world cup 2011 matches is simple ~ www.kyazoonga.com, the website which was picked by ICC as the official ticketing partner and started selling tickets good 6 months before the begining of tournament. Now, of course, it's late. Local cricket fans looking to book their seats for matches of home team are left with few options as almost all matches have been deemed housefull, except some exceptions such as host venues offering tickets through stadium counters or bank outlets.
Those travelling overseas to support their team still have a good chance unless they intend for knock out rounds as group matches of major teams like Australia, England and South Africa are often played in half empty stadium. Tourists have the option of taking hold of their tickets at the venue on match day but there's no facility of curiour. In following, itsonlycricket.com brings you information on tickets for world cup 2011, venue wise..
Note : Bangladesh cricket board has designated City Bank and Agrani Bank branches as the retail outlets for world cup 2011 matches played in their country.
Tickets for semi-final and final will start mid-way through the tournament.
New Zealand v Kenya on 20 February, England v South Africa on 6 March, England v West Indies on 17 March and India v West Indies on 20 March 2011. India's match has already been sold out, both online and at the ground. England play two major games at MA Chidambaram stadium and tickets are still available at kyazoonga.com.
Sardar Patel stadium, Motera, in Ahmedabad, will host Australia v Zimbabwe on 21 February, New Zealand v Zimbabwe on 4 March and then the 2nd quater final. None of the one day international are high profile but tickets for quaterfinal match is also selling up fast.
R Premadasa stadium will be hosting almost half of Sri Lankan share of matches. starting with hosts Sri Lanka taking on Pakistan on 26th February then Sri Lanka v Kenya on 1st March, Pakistan v Canada on 3rd March, Sri Lanka v Australia on 20 March, Australia v Pakistan on 19 March and then the 4th quaterfinal as well as the first semi final. Aussie and Pakistan fans still have a chance at Kyazoonga.com to watch their team against each other. Premadasa stadium will also sell remaining tickets at their counters on the match day. Hambantota in Suriyawewa and Pallekele in Kandy also host some low profile matches.
Eden Gardens were to host India v England match but due to delay in preparations at the historic stadium, match has been shifted to Bangalore. South Africa v Ireland, Ireland v Netherlands and Zimbabwe v Kenya matches are on and tickets are available at kyazoonga as well as at the stadium counters.
PCA stadium has two low profile games in South Africa v Netherlands and West Indies v Ireland but they also have the second semi-final scheduled on 30 March 2011. Semis tickets will be available at official ticketing partner kyazoonga.com sometime in March but fans can register to the site so that they can be notified as soon as tickets become available.
VCA stadium has England v Netherlands on 22 February, Australia v New Zealand on 25th and then Zimbabwe v Canada before the big one = Inda v South Africa, which has already been sold out but Aussies and Kiwis should bring on a battle to watch out for local fans. Tourists can log onto to www.kyazoonga.com to book their tickets through Internationally recognizable credit cards and pick their tickets on arrival to the city or get their tickets curioured to a friends place anywhere in India.
India play two matches here, against England which has shifted from Kolkata and then versus Ireland. Fans who bought their tickets for Kolkata can travel to Bangalore and watch the match on their previously brought tickets but you also have a refund option.
Feroz Shah Kotla ground will host India v Netherlands besides South Africa v West Indies which are priced at Rs 9200, Rs 6900, Rs 4600, Rs 2300, Rs 1150 and Rs 575 while students also have an consession. Ticket prices for other two matches are 50% cheaper. Tickets will be sold at Bank branches across Delhi city from second week of February.
Wankhede stadium starts off with New Zealand v Canada but Sri Lanka v New Zealand ODI on 18 March should attract attention. and the, the world cup final on 2 April 2011 for which the tickets will be available from second week of march.