Ticket sales for Sunday’s much-anticipated one-day international at St George’s Park have picked up dramatically following AB de Villiers’s performance at the Wanderers on Sunday.
EP Cricket spokeswoman Leigh Deyzel said the interest had been high since De Villiers’s world record century scored off only 31 balls in Johannesburg at the weekend.
“Tickets have been selling quite well since Sunday and we are expecting to gain momentum towards the weekend, closer to payday,” Deyzel said yesterday.
The teams arrive in Port Elizabeth tomorrow after tonight’s third ODI at Buffalo Park, in East London.
Neither squad has plans for tomorrow but will train at St George’s on Friday.
The long-term weather forecast suggests no rain – good news for Bay fans who saw most of the Boxing Day test match rained out.
Fans will also have an opportunity to meet and greet South African band Freshlyground who make an appearance at the cricket on Sunday before performing at the McArthur Baths that evening.
Cricket fans at the concert will be given a R30 discount at the door on producing their cricket ticket stub.
Ticket prices for the ODI are: scholars and pensioners R120; adults R160; reserved seats R210 to R240.
The ticket office at St George’s Park is open on weekdays from 8.30am to 4pm and will be open on Saturday from 9am to 4pm.