Tickets go on sale for Australia vs India series; 50 per cent crowd allowed for Day-Night Adelaide Test

Tickets go on sale for Australia vs India series; 50 per cent crowd allowed for Day-Night Adelaide Test

Brisbane can host up to 75 per cent of its capacity with around 30,000 fans.

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli
Tim Paine and Virat Kohli. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

India’s tour of Australia gets underway in a couple of weeks’ time and the tickets for the same will go on sale next week. Cricket Australia (CA) has already announced the ticket prices with limited capacities at the venues.

The Manuka Oval, SCG, The Gabba, MCG and Adelaide Oval are the five venues for the white-ball, red-ball and pink-ball fixtures.  The tickets for the ODI and T20I series will be put up for sale to begin with followed by the four-match Test series.

The members of the Australia Cricket Family will have the tickets available to them from November 19 while the general public will start getting them 24 hours later.

CA has priced entry-level tickets for adults at $30 and $10 for kids. The prices are the same as that of India’s 2018-19 tour of Australia.

Adelaide to host 50 per cent crowd

The Adelaide Oval, which will host the Day-Night Test, starting December 17, will be restricted to 50 per cent of its capacity. 27,000 tickets will be made available for each day of the pink-ball Test. It will also be the only Test where Indian captain Virat Kohli will play after which he will return to India to attend his pregnant wife Anushka Sharma, who is due to give birth to their first child.

The SCG is also limited to 50 per cent capacity or 23,000 viewers. The Boxing Day Test in Melbourne is likely to have 25,000 fans for each day. The Manuka Oval in Canberra will host an ODI and T20I each and about 6,000 seats will be up for grabs.

Brisbane can host up to 75 per cent of its capacity with around 30,000 fans. In the meantime, Nick Hockley, CA’s interim CEO, said that he expected a whole lot of demand for tickets.

“We have chosen to keep both entry-level tickets and premium tickets at the same price as the last time the Indian men’s team toured Australia, with the aim of making sure the series is as accessible and affordable as possible,” Hockley was quoted as saying in cricket.com.au.

“State governments in each host city are providing phenomenal support and we are working closely with them to determine venue capacities and biosecurity requirements that place everyone’s safety as the priority,” he added.