No refunds for auctioned World Cup match tickets


People who offered match tickets for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 for sale on auction websites will not receive any refunds from tournament organisers.

Having cancelled tickets allocated to offending persons, the ICC CWC West Indies 2007 Inc. went a step further and determined such individuals will not be given back any money for tickets.

More than 200 single tickets for ICC CWC 2007 ñ including some for top matches - have been made null and void in crackdown on persons who, having been allocated tickets during application phase of public ticketing, then tried to resell these on auction websites, contrary to ticketing terms & conditions.

“The CWC worked very diligently to track down persons who were undermining the tournament’s integrity by engaging in this black-market activity. We had good success and cancelled relevant tickets,” ICC CWC 2007 commercial manager, Stephen Price said.

“The CWC believes even stronger message must be sent regarding indulgence in such practices - both to persons selling, buying these tickets. Offenders will have to face consequences of their actions - no tickets, no refunds,” he added.

So far, 30 people have been thwarted in their bid to scalp 175 CWC single tickets and packages via eBay.

During phase 1 of public ticketing - application phase ñ CWC offered ‘Follow A Path’ and ‘Venue Combination’ packages.

Both included multiple tickets per package. In some instances, based on ticket limits of four per person per match, successful applicants could have been eligible for up to 44 tickets had they requested maximum number of ‘Follow A Path’ packages which were permitted.

He said tickets, hospitality, and tour & travel packages should be only purchased from authentic channels: CWC official travel Agents, official hospitality agents & public ticketing programme.

He warned that the organisation continues to “strongly advise public to steer clear of other websites, including &, which have been giving impression they can provide valid tickets for ICC CWC 2007”.

“The ICC CWC WI 2007 Inc. will not be held accountable for tickets purchased from unofficial sources should they not be valid for entry to a CWC venue,” he explained.

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