Grab your ICC Champions Trophy tickets fast

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It was a bumper year for sport in the UK last year. The Olympics were regarded as successful and drew more visitors to Britain than might have been expected in some quarters. Will the same be said for the ICC Champions Trophy this year? And the Ashes to follow?
Running through June, the trophy series gives us the opportunity to see players from different countries that we might see only once or so a year. To see them all together at Edgbaston, Cardiff and at the Oval in London will enable many of us to see the likes of Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn and Rohit Sharma playing. If it turns out to be half as exciting as the close matches in the Pepsi Indian Premier League often are then it will be a terrific Trophy.
The ICC held back some tickets which went on sale yesterday. So if you move quickly you still have the opportunity of maybe seeing the old enemy playing us, the semi-finals or even the final at Edgbaston on June 23rd.
You can book tickets by clicking here but be prepared for a wait to get through. I can’t imagine some of these tickets being around too long.
Unlike India, cricket has never really had mass tourism appeal in our countries. The barmy army which follows test matches wherever they may be shows there are fanatics who will go anywhere but how many does that include. How often are test match grounds full over the full five days? Even some grounds where the Ashes will be played are unlikely to be completely full. But 20/20 cricket and matches over in a single day may change that.
This is the last ICC Champions Trophy which adds a certain nostalgia for it. Like Max Boyce in a different sport it will be nice to say on this final outing of the Trophy that “I was there!”

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