More than 100,000 tickets have been sold for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka during September 2012.
The International Cricket Council says the majority of them have gone to the Sri Lankan market with the highest demand coming for the matches featuring Sri Lanka.
Ticket sales for the semi-finals and the finals too have seen high demand.
“Around 55 per cent of the sales generated are from the local market and nearly 40 per cent of the tickets sold were purchased by fans over the internet” ICC announced in a media release issued.
A majority of the ticket sales has been recorded at the Colombo and Kandy Box offices and selected MoneyGram outlets in the main cities.
Tournament Director of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, Upekha Nell, commenting on the ticket sales, said: “Surpassing 100,000 in ticket sales in this short time is an evidence of the interest cricket fans have in this year’s ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012”.
The first phase of the ticket sales began on the 26th of March while the second phase was launched on the 12 June.
“The third and final phase will begin on the 1 August and continue until the start of the tournament in September” added the ICC.
ICC announced that none of the matches are sold out and remaining tickets for all matches will be released in the final phase.
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