Tickets for cricket World Cup final soar to £16,500 after England conquer Aussies to make the last two
- Fans are now being asked to pay more than £8,000 to attend the cricket final
- The amount, for a top ticket, is 20 times the face value of the sheet of paper
- Cricket Council has asked those that don’t want their tickets to return them
Fans wanting to watch Sunday’s Cricket World Cup final at Lords were being asked for more than £16,000 for a top ticket today, more than 50 times their face value.
The International Cricket Council have appealed for fans who do not want to attend the game between New Zealand and England to return their tickets so they can be sold to other genuine supporters at face value.
Cricket lovers have until midday tomorrow to return tickets to the ICC website rather than selling them to ticketing sites on the internet.
Following England’s victory, a ticket in the Compton Stand Upper on Stubhub was being offered for more than £16,584 – more than 56 times its face value of £395 each
Cricketer Jason Roy is pictured being congratulated after England triumphed in its game against Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham, yesterday
Many tickets were originally snapped up by Indian fans who expected their team to reach the final before they were beaten by New Zealand on Wednesday in the first semi-final.
In the months before the tournament began fans could buy top rated Platinum tickets for £395, Gold for £295, Silver for £195 and Bronze for £95 for the 30,000 capacity Lord’s ground.
However, this morning the StubHub ticket website was offering tickets for as much as £12,150, £7,896 and £5,548.
And following England’s victory, a ticket in the Compton Stand Upper was being offered for more than £16,584 – more than 56 times its face value of £395 each.
Prices are expected to rise in the next 48 hours as the country is gripped by Cricket fever.
England fans pictured clapping and brandishing banners at the cricket match yesterday
Chris Woakes celebrates the victory with Joe Root after taking the wicket of Peter Handscomb in their semi-final match