Sri Lanka Cricket held a special ceremony yesterday (Sunday, 10th June 2012) to celebrate 100 day countdown to ICC World Twenty20 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The ceremony included a performance by Kandy school students and an ICC announcement.
ICC World Twenty20 championship is scheduled to start on 18th September 2012 in Sri Lanka. This is the first time an Asian country gets to host Twenty20 World championship and it’s the biggest cricket event in Sri Lankan history. Unlike previous major events (ICC Cricket World Cup 1996 & 2011) which were co-hosted with other South Asian countries, Sri Lanka will host whole tournament this year.
At the ceremony yesterday, more than 350 school students from Kandy district performed a giant 100 at the Pallekele stadium. Later, ICC and SLC donated 100 cricket bats to youngsters in the district.
ICC also made a special announcement about second launch of tickets for all matches. The Chief Executive of ICC, Mr. Haroon Lorgat said,
The second phase of the ticket sales will be another opportunity for fans that missed out on booking their tickets earlier this year to secure their stadium seat and experience excitement of every ball being hit at the event
First launch was took place earlier this year and there’ll be more ticket on sale starting from 9am, 12th June 2012. Tickets are available at as low as $0.25 per person in group round and minimum ticket will be $2.5 for super 8, semifinals and final matches. You can buy tickets at selected MoneyGram outlets in Bank of Ceylon branches and box offices available at Colombo, Kandy and Hambantota. And don’t forget to bring your passport or National Identification card for verification purposes. Only four tickets per person will be sold at above mentioned outlets.
Tickets are not yet available to order online. Officials say that online ordering will be start from 1st of August 2012 at icc-cricket.com.