Third Phase of CWC ticketing begins tomorrow

Kaieteur News
January 31, 2007

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Phase Three of public ticketing for the ICC CWC 2007 matches will begin tomorrow and persons who were unable to purchase tickets during the two previous phases, will now be accommodated.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICC CWC Local Organising Committee, Karan Singh told Kaieteur News that patrons will now be able to purchase tickets from the Committee's office on Middle Street , while two other ticketing booths will be established at a later date at the Providence Stadium.

Actual seat locations will be sold from both, and at official ICC CWC 2007 Inc. Ticket Centres and Venue Box Offices located across all nine Host Venue Countries. In this phase, ticket sales will operate on a first-come first-served basis and customers will be issued tickets at time of purchase.

Guyana is hosting Super Eight matches from March 28 to April 9 and today marks and today marks 39 days before the mega-event bowls off.

Singh noted that during this phase, a patron will be able to select a seat number based on the remaining available seats and will also be aided with a chart of the seating arrangements at the Providence Stadium.

He also expressed optimism that ticket sales would soar during this period, since many persons have been making enquiries and generally, cricket fans in Guyana are accustomed to purchasing tickets late.

A person would be eligible to buy at least eight tickets for one match. Those who would have bought four tickets for one match in Phase One could buy four additional tickets for the same match.

Finance Manager of the ICC CWC Local Organising Committee, Chateram Ramdihal at a previous press briefing had announced that the third phase of public ticketing was put off to ensure proper seating arrangements were in place.

Phase One of ticketing sales ended in July last year, which saw applications for Individual Match Tickets, Venue Combinations as well as Follow A Path Packages.

Phase Two ended in November 2006. During this period, customers were issued a receipt at time of purchase.

LOC sources stated that over 50 percent of tickets have been secured.

(Gordon French)