KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 29, 2006 – Officials of ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 Inc. are advising fans against buying match tickets on bids via e-Bay and on sites like Globalticketservice.com and Worldticketshop.com.
Officials yesterday said any ticket bought through illegal means will be cancelled and declared “null and void.” In order to be safe and not sorry, cricket fans should ensure they acquire match tickets for next year’s tournament through authentic sources – CWC official travel agents, official hospitality agents or via the public ticketing program, ICC CWC 2007 Commercial Manager, Stephen Price, warned.
He added that the move is necessary “to protect the integrity of the event and its pricing structure and policy for ticketing, which was designed to be as fair as possible and to afford everyone who wishes to attend a match the chance to get a ticket.”
Meanwhile, ICC CWC 2007 Senior Legal Counsel, Derek Jones, also advised that tickets being used as prizes in a competition or promotion or as part of an unofficial travel and/or hospitality package, may also be made null and void. Therefore, anyone who buys or wins them would not be allowed entrance to a match venue, said Jones in a statement yesterday.
“The ICC CWC 2007 Ticket Terms & Conditions expressly prohibit: the unauthorised resale or transfer of tickets, purchase from unauthorised agents and the unauthorised commercial use of tickets,” Jones stated.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 fans will attend the event that runs from March 13 to April 28, 2007. Cricket World Cup 2007 will run from the March 11 to April 28, 2007.
The first match of the tournament will take place on Tuesday March 13 at the newly renovated Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica between the West Indies and Pakistan in Group D. Fifty-one matches will take place over 47 days in eight countries. Almost all of the countries are building new stadiums for the event.
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