The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that ticket sales for next year’s ICC Women’s World Cup Final have broken previous attendance records, eight months ahead of the match at Lord’s.
So far over 5,500 people have purchased tickets pre-sale and the week-long ticket ballot which took place during October, the first time this has taken place for the women’s tournament.
This already surpasses the attendance figures for all previous ICC Women’s World Cup Finals, including the 1993 Lord’s Final, which according to the ICC is putting it on track for a record breaking tournament.
ICC, chief executive, David Richardson said: “The popularity of women’s cricket has been increasing at a fast pace and the enthusiasm to buy tickets for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 is testimony to that. I’m confident we will have a highly competitive tournament as the best teams in the world go head to head to win the biggest prize in the sport."
Chair, ICC Women’s Committee, Clare Connor said: “We are pleased with the initial response we have had from fans wanting to be part of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Final. With ticket sales already higher than attendances for previous Finals, this reflects the growth of the women’s game and there is clearly a strong appetite for watching the world’s best players in action and we still have several months to build on this. As tickets for the Semi-Finals go on sale next week and group matches early next year, I have no doubt that fans will get behind the teams and to help us make this a record breaking tournament.
Returning to England and Wales for the first time in over 20 years, the tournament starts on Monday 26th June and will be held across county grounds in Bristol, Derby, Leicester and Taunton.
The remaining tickets for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Final, which will be played at Lord’s on Sunday 23 July, will go on general sale via www.icc-cricket.com/tickets on at 10am on 28th November.