Cricket Australia Foils Scalpers

After scores of tickets appeared on Ebay in the last few weeks, Cricket Australia hired a team of private investigators to track possible breaches of conditions of sale of tickets for the forthcoming Ashes series.

As a result, Cricket Australia has cancelled about 700 tickets that were found to be suspicious in nature. It appears that 50 to 60 people have found ways to purchase more than the maximum allocation of 10 tickets per transaction from the initial ticket allocation through the Australian Cricket Family two weeks ago.

Ebay refused to remove Ashes tickets from their website despite requests from Cricket Australia.

This will be of little comfort to loyal cricket patrons not able to secure tickets. Both Brisbane and Melbourne tickets sold quickly on Tuesday and Wednesday, mirroring Monday’s ticket sell out in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide.

It is anticipated that a record crowd will attend the Boxing Day Test at the MCG after all tickets to the first two days sold out within two hours on Wednesday.

As a result, all tickets for the first four days of the Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth Tests have now sold out.

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