ICC launches official resale ticket platform for 2019 WC
Dubai : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday launched its official resale ticket platform for the World Cup 2019, providing a safe and secure way for fans to buy and sell tickets at face value.
The platform, which has been jointly developed alongside tournament ticketing service provider, Ticketmaster, is the only authorised resale website for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets. It provides a simple, user-friendly system for people to sell unwanted tickets at face value, up to and throughout the tournament, according to an ICC statement.
This also means that fans who can no longer attend a match can use the service for free and feel safe in the knowledge that their tickets are going to other genuine cricket supporters.
World Cup 2019 managing director Steve Elworthy said: "An affordable and fair ticket pricing policy has always been a top priority for the tournament. The launch of the Official Resale Ticket Platform shows our continued commitment to this objective, ensuring fans can access the world's best cricketers at fair prices.
"We are aware of a number of our tickets appearing on secondary ticket markets. We are continually monitoring illegal ticketing activity and aim to cancel all tickets that don't come from authorised vendors.
"The resale platform helps us combat these secondary ticket websites, allowing genuine cricket fans an opportunity to buy and sell tickets at face value in a safe and secure way," he added.
The platform will sit on the Official CWC19 Ticketing Website, and for the first week will be accepting postings only.
All transactions will require approval from the ICC Cricket World Cup. Posting a ticket for re-sale does not guarantee a sale; the seller will only receive payment if the ticket is purchased.