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5th April 2019 ICC CWC19

Opening party ballot now open

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Opening Party ticket ballot is now open, offering fans a unique opportunity to be part of the launch of this summer’s tournament.

The Cricket World Cup will begin with a bang as London’s iconic Mall plays host to a spectacular Opening Party on the eve of the first match between hosts England and South Africa.

4,000 fortunate fans and a global live broadcast audience will be treated to a music and sporting spectacular on 29 May in what will be the most celebrated start to a Cricket World Cup ever.

Tickets will be allocated through a ballot system and applications are now open via and will close at 10am British Summer Time on 1 May with winners being notified on 7 May.

Subject to success, each applicant will be limited to two free tickets to ensure a fair process across the ballot stage and tickets will not be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Fans without tickets will not be able to attend the live event on The Mall.

The ‘not-to-be-missed’ live broadcast Opening Party will be a mix of music, dance and some of the biggest names in sport with a winner takes all sporting competition.

The glittering event organised in partnership with The Royal Parks within the backdrop of Buckingham Palace, will be live broadcast around the world between 5-6pm British Summer Time with an audience of spectators at the ticket only event. 

More information on tickets and the opening party can be found here: T&Cs & FAQs

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