23 Mar 100% capacity for ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup matches
More tickets to the showpiece CWC 22 weekend group matches, semi-finals and final have gone on sale today, as changes to COVID Protection Framework gathering restrictions mean more fans can be part of one of the most exciting and competitive Cricket World Cups ever.
Today’s government announcement outlined that full crowd capacity will be welcomed for all outdoor sports events from 11:59pm on Friday 25 March – meaning full crowds can attend this Sunday’s round-robin match-up between England and Bangladesh, as well as the semi final on Wednesday 30 March at the Basin Reserve.
“World Cup semis and finals are special occasions that don’t come around too often – this is a great way for cricket whānau in Wellington and Christchurch to get out there, get together and be part of something special, no matter who is playing. We had sold out what we had available under the previous restrictions so it’s great to offer full capacity and meet the demand which I know will be high,” said CWC 22 CEO Andrea Nelson.
“We saw the strong support from Wellington fans for New Zealand v Australia – and Christchurch fans enjoying the action from afar can now be part of the show starting with New Zealand v Pakistan. The momentum in women’s sport is building – the timing couldn’t be better for Aotearoa sports fans to get along and support the best cricketers in the world playing in our own backyard. With six group games remaining there’s still everything to play for with only Australia guaranteed a semi-final spot right now.”
ICC CEO Geoff Allardice added: “We’re delighted that we’re able to welcome more fans back into the stadiums for the closing stages of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. This has been one of the most competitive World Cups we’ve ever seen in men’s or women’s cricket with close, tightly fought matches and some outstanding performances that have made for compelling viewing.
“We know how much New Zealanders love their sport and they have the world’s best cricketers competing for the title of world champions on their doorstep. We’re looking forward to them joining us for what I know will be a thrilling conclusion to a fantastic event.”
Children’s tickets start at just $8.50, with tickets available from tickets.cricketworldcup.com.