‘I expect that India-Pakistan game to be sold out soon,’ stated Birmingham Games CEO Ian Reid.
The Commonwealth Games of 2022 are all set to kick off the action on July 28 in Birmingham with the women’s cricket match between India and Pakistan stealing the major limelight. As per the latest reports, around 1.2 million tickets have already been sold for the mega event with the match between India and Pakistan grabbing a lot of attention from the local audience as well.
It is known to all that women’s cricket would be marking its debut in the Commonwealth Games this year with the above-mentioned clash getting staged in Edgbaston on July 31. As the city is home to a lot of Indian and Pakistan-origin people, the game is expected to receive a welcoming response.
“I am a big cricket fan myself. India are in the same group as Pakistan so that has really caught the interest here in Birmingham. It is an iconic venue, your men’s team recently played here over the last few weeks. So, it would certainly be one of the highlights of the Games,” said Birmingham Games CEO Ian Reid as quoted by The Times of India.
I expect that India-Pakistan game to be sold out soon: Birmingham Games CEO Ian Reid
The Birmingham Games CEO Ian Reid confirmed that the semi-finals and finals tickets have already been sold out and that the multi-sporting event will be the biggest one in the UK after the 2012 London Olympics. All 72 Commonwealth members are sure to grace the event starting on July 28.
“The semifinals and final tickets have already been sold out probably with the expectation that India and England will be there. India and Pakistan will be close to capacity. We will see an uptick in the sale of tickets much closer to the event. So, I expect that the India-Pakistan game to be sold out soon. More than 5000 athletes will take part in the Games which will be the biggest sporting event in the UK since the London Olympics in 2012.”
“We have sold 1.2 million tickets for the event. We expect that number to go up as we get closer to the Games. So, by far the biggest sporting event in the UK since London 2012,” Ian Reid added.