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Tickets for England vs India have been changing hands at six times face value

Hit for six! Fans pay thousands for India tickets ahead of World Cup showdown with England at Edgbaston

  • Tickets for England vs India have been changing hands at six times face value 
  • Sunday’s Edgbaston showdown between the world’s top two is a 24,200 sell-out
  • The final crowd split could result in England fans being outnumbered two to one 
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Tickets for England’s World Cup showdown with India at Edgbaston on Sunday have been changing hands at six times their face value.

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The match between Eoin Morgan’s team and the opponents who displaced them at the top of the one-day international rankings earlier this week is a 24,200 sell-out.

However, trade has remained brisk on secondary ticketing websites such as Viagogo with the most expensive £235 platinum tickets being snapped up for £1,300. 

Tickets for England vs India have been changing hands at six times face value

Tickets for England vs India have been changing hands at six times face value

Sunday's Edgbaston showdown between the world's top two is a 24,200 sell-out

Sunday's Edgbaston showdown between the world's top two is a 24,200 sell-out

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Sunday’s Edgbaston showdown between the world’s top two is a 24,200 sell-out

Even £150 gold-class tickets were being sold on for £900 on Friday.

India supporters are set to dominate the stands after accounting for 55 per cent of regular ticket sales. It is anticipated that the final crowd split could result in England fans being outnumbered two to one.

The International Cricket Council are able to monitor how the crowds are split thanks to the policy of official booking partner Ticketmaster of demanding notification of allegiance at the point of purchase.

England are accustomed to partisan Birmingham crowds playing a part in their recent successes — they have won nine straight matches there across all formats — but this could be an altogether different experience as they seek to secure a place in the semi-finals.

The final crowd split could result in England fans being outnumbered two to one
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The final crowd split could result in England fans being outnumbered two to one

The final crowd split could result in England fans being outnumbered two to one