Which is good news for Australian and English cricket fans, the Ashes will see a full audience this summer.

According to a report by cricket.com.au, officials are examining the possibility that, despite the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, crowds of tickets will be sold for “100 percent of the event’s capacity in almost all venues”.

The website said tickets to all international men’s and women’s games will go public after Australian cricket family members received pre-sale tickets on Wednesday June 30th.

Aside from the MCG hosting the Boxing Day Test, which has an initial capacity of 85%, the rest of the venues are 100% sold.

However, the final capacity will be determined after the public health advisory service has assessed the situation. In the event of capacity constraints, the tickets will be fully refunded.

Sydney, Brisbane and Perth are currently on lockdown due to the recent surge in community broadcasts. The Ashes is slated to launch on December 8th.

Cricket Australia is optimistic about full capacity as ash emerges

According to the website, all public tickets will be available on Monday, July 5, starting at 2:00 p.m. AEST (9:30 a.m. IST). Adult tickets for men’s internationals start at $ 30 each plus a maximum transaction fee of $ 7.45. All women’s game tickets are under $ 30 each plus transaction fees.

“We continue to work closely with venues and governments across Australia to ensure events are held safely and we greatly appreciate your support,” said Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia, in a statement.

He also looked at reimbursements when capacities were reduced due to government restrictions. He also welcomed the Barmy Army for the Ashes.

“Of course we will let the Australian government guide us in all matters relating to international travel and advise our friends in England on our position as soon as possible.

He added:

“Hopefully people will be able to make the trip, but if they can’t then I know they will be very closely following from England and the whole cricket world.”

Published by Sankalp Srivastava