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News: Ireland v Eng tickets all but sold…..

I believe that one of the litmus tests for the new ODI nations will be how many tickets they can sell for their ODIs that they are hosting at home. Looks like Ireland is doing pretty well. The original capacity of the stadium was 6300, which they have now increased to 8000, and nearly all the tickets have been sold (there are still 2 months to go for the match!!). This may be just because its a one off event, because its the first time Ireland is playing an ODI, or because its the first time a full England team is going to visit them.

Or it may be (and I hope it is), because the people over there really want to watch cricket.

At Pound 35 per ticket, the board is likely to make around 280K Pounds from this match ($490K) and should help the board very significantly for their future endeavours. 3-4 games like this every year, and the ICU will be able to start the process of contracting players and arranging for their tours at cost.

All of Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands are holefully going to show the rest of the associates how the transition is done, and how the ODI status is best used to develop their game and raise the standard.

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  1. Cuen Lucas
    April 14, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    “At Pound 35 per ticket, the board is likely to make around 280K Pounds from this match ($490K) and should help the board very significantly for their future endeavours. 3-4 games like this every year, and the ICU will be able to start the process of contracting players and arranging for their tours at cost.”

    Despite all the critisism that the ICC got for handing out the temporary ODI status, it’s this kind of thing that shows just how much of a positive effect it can have. Well done to the Irish, and may the other 4 nations have similar successes.

  2. June 7, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    I read today that the Irish board is expected to make 100K pounds from this match only, and not 280K pounds as I had previously mentioned. I am surprised because the math works out in the favor of the 280K number. Perhaps there is a profit of 100K pounds while 280K is the total revenue.

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