Howzat: Australian cricket fans will get a ticket discount next summer. Photo: Getty Images In a bid to boost crowd numbers in the struggling Test and one-day international formats, Cricket Australia has decided to reduce ticket prices for the upcoming summer.
Last season’s home Test series against New Zealand and the West Indies were poorly-attended and the crowd numbers were even more alarming when compared to the wild success of the Twenty20 Big Bash League.
CA has moved to address that when Australia hosts South Africa and Pakistan in 2016-17 and chief executive James Sutherland said that they had taken feedback from the fans into account.
Fans in Melbourne will save $10 on general admission tickets for Tests and $5 for one-day matches. Brisbane fans will experience the same savings.
Sydney fans will save $20 on adult general reserve tickets for Tests and one-day matches, Perth fans will save $20 for one-day games and $5 for Test matches while the cost reduction in Adelaide is $5 for Tests and one-day matches.
“It was clear from an extensive review that more fans wanted the opportunity to see our biggest stars in action,” Sutherland said.
“Record numbers of fans have been attending elite cricket matches in Australia during recent seasons and we want to make Test and one-day cricket even more accessible.
“This gives the opportunity for more fans to experience firsthand the skills and talent of Australia’s best cricketers across all six states and the ACT.
“At Cricket Australia our aim is to put fans first and we are living by that mantra.
“Fans around the country will benefit during another summer of high quality international cricket.”
Tickets to the 2016-17 international summer of cricket will go on sale from May 31.
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