ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets and prices: Are they on sale TODAY, can I enter family ballot and full schedule for huge competition?

THERE is still a year until the first ball is bowled, but Cricket World Cup tickets are about to go on sale.

Fans desperate to be there are able to snap up tickets to watch their nation TODAY.

 India are looking to win back the trophy they last won in 2011

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India are looking to win back the trophy they last won in 2011

Here's all you need to know to purchase tickets for the 2019 World Cup, following the release of the fixtures.

When do Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets go on sale?

Cricket World Cup tickets will go on sale in three stages.

The cricket family ballot started on Tuesday, May 8 at 10am and end on Friday, June 1 at 8pm.

Anyone can take part but you must register on the ICC site.

The family ballot is not a first come, first served ballot, so cricket fans do not need to apply on day one.

Fans who fail to obtain tickets in the family ballot will be automatically entered into July's public ballot.

In September, any remaining tickets will go on sale on a first come, first served basis.

How much do Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets cost?

The ICC have announced the ticket prices for the Cricket World Cup, and it's not good news if you support England or India.

The cheapest ticket to see either team will cost £40, but these will only be available for England's matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan or India's match against Afghanistan.

Apart from that, England and India fans will pay a minimum of £55 to see their teams and £70 in the biggest games.

And most tickets cost far in excess of £100.

But the ICC have stressed that 80,000 tickets will cost £20 or less and 200,000 will cost £50 or less, so supporters of other teams are likely to find value when tickets go on sale.

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THERE is still a year until the first ball is bowled, but Cricket World Cup tickets are about to go on sale.