Nottinghamshire Crack Down on Unauthorized Online Ashes Ticket Sales

By Community | October 23, 2012

Nottinghamshire are looking to crack down on websites who are selling Ashes tickets at more than face value online.

Trent Bridge has already cancelled several tickets found for sale on auction websites with perpetrators refunded and banned from buying tickets for future matches.

Nottinghamshire chief Lisa Pursehouse said: “Selling cricket tickets for profit does not contravene any laws but it does contravene our ground regulations.

“It is up to us to enforce these regulations and we have already cancelled tickets and blacklisted purchasers who we have found to be selling tickets for profit.”

The first four days of the Trent Bridge Investec Ashes Test sold out within hours of going on general sale last week. A limited number of tickets remain on sale for the fifth and final day of the Test.

“We want this match to be enjoyed by genuine cricket fans and if anyone has a genuine reason for being unable to use their tickets then they should get in contact with us, generic ” Pursehouse added.

“We will remain vigilant and continue to take action where we see tickets being sold for profit.”

Gordon Hollins, health ECB managing director for the professional game, added: “Our view is that selling tickets for profit is unfair on ordinary fans and prevents the game being accessible to all sections of the community,” said Hollins.

“ECB is committed to eradicating ticket touting wherever possible and all international venues who take action against touts will have our full and wholehearted support.”