BUMPER CROWDS SET TO THRONG TO OPENING WEEKEND OF ICC CRICKET WORLD...

BUMPER CROWDS SET TO THRONG TO OPENING WEEKEND OF ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is set to kick off with a bang, with capacity crowds tipped to roll into four venues across Australia and New Zealand.

Two matches have already sold out, while only limited tickets remain for the games in Melbourne and Hamilton.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee chief executive John Harnden said he was delighted with the response from fans.

“We’ve already sold over 825,000 tickets a few days before the first ball is being bowled.

“We’re very close to being at full capacity for Australia v England on Saturday at the MCG. There’s a few thousand tickets left and I’d urge people if they want to be there, to buy now and don’t leave it until the last moment.

“The message to everyone is there are still great tickets available, there’s a lot of games over the tournament and don’t miss out. If you want to be here, if you really want to be part of history make certain you come.” Harnden said.

The tournament kicks off in New Zealand, with the co-hosts opening match against Sri Lanka at Christchurch completely sold out at the newly launched Hagley Oval in Christhchurch.

The Blackcaps will be looking to repeat their strong Pool form from the 1992 World Cup where they topped the initial stages when they last co-hosted the event.