Got a question about an international fixture at Sophia Gardens? All the information you need is here.


We appreciate that buying a ticket for a fixture next year may seem a bit risky, so we've got a list of FAQs that should answer any questions you have on how the ticket purchase process works and how we're making Sophia Gardens a safe venue.



World Cup champions England will take on reigning Champions Trophy holders Pakistan in an ODI on Thursday, 8th July (provisional date).




Our 2021 Members will receive priority access to tickets on Wednesday, 18th November and the best seats in the house (you can purchase your 2021 Membership HERE).

Once Members are logged into their ticketing account, they will have priority access to buy tickets for the game and the discounted tickets will automatically appear for the match.

On Wednesday, 25th November, those 2020 ticket buyers who chose to credit their account will be able to purchase tickets for this game.

Those who are part of our email database and are opted in will be notified via email when their priority windows are opening.

You can enter the ballot HERE for a chance to secure access before tickets go on general sale on Tuesday, 12th January.



If the fixture you are attending is cancelled due to the health and safety pandemic, we guarantee that you will be eligible for either a refund of the total value of your tickets or a credit of the same amount in your account with us.

These rights will be automatically communicated to you and all options presented clearly.

If the match is abandoned on the day due to rain, then our 'Refund Conditions' page contains all the information needed.




The current date for the ODI between England and Pakistan on July 8th is provisional. If the date changes, then all ticket purchasers will be able to move their ticket and seat to the new date, or be eligible for a full refund.

If the date changes, all ticket buyers will be emailed with the details of how to proceed.




If you're not part of one of our priority windows, your best chance to secure your seat at Sophia Gardens ahead of general sale is to enter the ballot.

Our ballot opens on Wednesday, 18th November, and closes on Friday, 11th December.

Ballot winners are selected randomly, and will be emailed on Monday, 14th December to confirm whether or not you have been successful.

If you are successful in entering our ballot, an access code will be emailed to you with details on how to buy.

Enter the ballot HERE.




Our operations team have been working hard throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to make Sophia Gardens as safe a venue as possible for players and staff during the behind-closed-doors season of 2020, and they have now been working to make it as safe as possible for spectators to return in 2021.

We've installed hand sanisters throughout the stadium, with one-way systems in place and enhanced cleaning measures to help keep you safe and healthy.

We've also introduced strict social distancing measures and clear signage and guidance around Sophia Gardens.

For full details of our five-point plan to make Sophia Gardens a safe venue, click HERE.

The health and wellbeing of everyone involved is the number one priority. The ECB will continue to work closely with government, other sports governing bodies and across industry to plan and deliver the safe return of spectators to live cricket.

We will contact ticket holders to advise them of any health and safety measures that may be in place. These measures may include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Spectator Code of Conduct – a commitment from all match day attendees to adhere to any safety measures outlined and NOT to attend if they or any members of their household or ‘bubble’ are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or have been asked to self-isolate
  • Test & Trace – the host venue may request contact details for all attendees, in line with government guidance
  • Hygiene and Cleaning – host venues will work with match day delivery partners to ensure hygiene measures are enhanced on site in all spectator areas
  • Managed Entry/Exit/Circulation – Arrival, departure and spectator circulation will be carefully planned and may be staggered. To support this, venues may recommend travel options to and from the venue that are different from those which supporters have previously experienced. Spectators can expect to see both increased signage and instructions to ensure the safety of all attendees, in line with government guidance



what plans do you have in place if social distancing is required and venue capacity has to be reduced?

The ECB will continue to work with Government and other sports over the winter to understand how we can safely welcome cricket fans back next summer. If there is a requirement for social distancing and a reduction in stadium capacity, we will contact ticket purchasers to advise on next steps and any contingency measures in place.





Still got a question?

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