Karachi: Tickets have been sold out for the ODI between England and Pakistan at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham in July 2021.
Edgbaston Stadium, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club also confirmed its fastest sell-out of tickets for a bilateral ODI in the last 10 years.
𝗘𝗱𝗴𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗲-𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗢𝗗𝗜 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘃 𝗣𝗮𝗸𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻 ✅
💬 "We’re thrilled at the response to this match, which highlights the appetite for live sporting events in 2021.
— Edgbaston (@Edgbaston) December 16, 2020
“Tickets were initially sold through priority windows for Warwickshire Members and for supporters who purchased tickets in 2020 and decided to leave the value of their tickets as a credit rather than a refund. Winners of the ticket ballot then snapped up the remaining tickets from 10am yesterday morning,” Club said in a statement.
Alex Perkins, Head of Commercial, said: “We’ve not known a bilateral series ODI at Edgbaston sell out before Christmas for many years, so we’re thrilled at the response to this match, which highlights the appetite for live sporting events in 2021.
“We recognise that such high demand for this ODI has left a lot of cricket fans disappointed by missing out on tickets. However, early in the New Year we hope to have the early season international schedule confirmed, including further details on England’s men’s T20 International versus Sri Lanka and/or the potential of Test cricket at Edgbaston,” he added.
It must be noted that Edgbaston received record demand for this particular ODI. The entries received were more than any other major match fixture including the 2019 Ashes.
Edgbaston will host the third and final ODI of the series on Tuesday 13 July (date subject to change).