#CWC19 Opening Party ticket ballot now open

ICC Media Release

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

  • The Opening Party ticket ballot is now open with 4,000 tickets available to fans via cricketworldcup.com/opening-party closing on 1 May at 10am BST
  • Fans are invited to apply for a maximum of two tickets in the ballot, tickets will be free of charge for the event and fans without tickets will not be allowed entry
  • The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Opening Party is set to take place on the iconic London Mall on the evening of 29 May ahead of the opening fixture between hosts England and South Africa at The Oval on 30 May
  • The Opening Party will feature a live global TV broadcast between 5-6pm BST and a select group of lucky fans will attend the event to enjoy live music, sport and entertainment

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. 4000 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 www.cricketworldcup.com/opening-party 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