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Sunday July 14, 2024

Ticket sales from India for Border-Gavaskar Trophy breaks record

Cricket Australia is introducing Indian Fan Zones for first time in a Test series in Australia

By Web Desk
July 05, 2024
Australias Nathan Lyon celebrates after taking the wicket of Indias Mohammed Siraj, to win the World Test Championship final, with teammates in The Oval, London, Britain, on June 11, 2023. —Reuters
Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Mohammed Siraj, to win the World Test Championship final, with teammates in The Oval, London, Britain, on June 11, 2023. —Reuters

After the T20 World Cup 2024 glory, Indian cricket fans' thirst to watch their team play more high-voltage games seems not to have satisfied as they have bought tickets for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia in record number.

In a press statement, Cricket Australia confirmed that record-breaking appreciation of six times witnessed in the ticket sales from India.

“The excitement surrounding the fierce rivalry between India and Australia has led to a record-breaking six times increase in the number of tickets bought by fans in India compared to last season,” the Australian cricket said.

The Boxing Day Test has seen a tenfold increase in ticket sales to Indian purchasers compared to 2018/19 at the same time, it said.

General Manager of Events & Operations at Cricket Australia Joel Morrison expressed his delight, stating: “We are thrilled to see so many Indian fans planning to travel to Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. They can expect a very warm welcome here.”

Adding a unique touch to the experience, Cricket Australia is introducing Indian Fan Zones for the first time in a Test series in Australia, the CA said adding the specially designed zones aim to create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for Indian supporters, fostering a sense of community and celebration among fans at all venues during the series.

“Additionally, there has been a strong demand from corporate groups travelling from India, particularly for Hospitality and Premium Experience packages for the Boxing Day Test,” it maintained.

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will commence with the first Test from November 22 to 26 at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

The second Test will kick off from December 6 to 10 at Adelaide Oval, featuring a thrilling day-night format under the stadium's lights. Then the third test will take place in The Gabba, Brisbane, from December 14 to 18 during the day.

The series reaches a crescendo with the traditional Boxing Day Test, scheduled for December 26 to 30 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, the CA stated.

The series will culminate with the fifth Test from January 3 to 7 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, promising an intense finish to what is expected to be a gripping contest.