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    Cricket World Cup 2015 - ticket update

    Jan 22, 2014

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 logoThe ICC Cricket World Cup is returning to Australia for the first time in 23 years and MCC members can be a part of it.

    The MCG will host the final, as well as a quarter final and three pool matches.

    View the schedule of matches.

    While there is no defined MCC Members Reserve allocated for use by MCC members and their guests during the World Cup matches, there is a priority ticket purchase period for MCC members.

    The final phase of this priority period will be from Wednesday January 22 at midday until Wednesday January 29 at midday - during this time, MCC members can purchase up to four tickets per MCG match, as well as matches at other Australian venues. 

    After this period, MCC members will have the same access to Cricket World Cup tickets as the public.

    Members are required to enter their membership barcode number to be eligible to purchase tickets. As for all other events, your membership card is not transferable under any circumstances. 

    View ticket prices

    Purchase tickets HERE

    Please note: MCC members will need to create a Cricket World Cup account before purchasing tickets, even if you have an existing Ticketek account you have used for other events. Register now using this MCC members’ registration code: MELME9

    The club has retained the use of the Long Room and Members Dining Room as dining facilities at these matches. Further details will be sent to ticket purchasers closer to the event.

    For further details, please visit

    All tickets made available through this offer are subject to availability, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ticket Terms and Conditions and Purchase Conditions.