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Last World Twenty20 tickets on sale

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The final round of tickets for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, which pitches nation versus nation and brings together the world's top Twenty20 cricketers, will go on sale on Thursday at 10am.
This includes availability for the opening match and the final at Lord’s.

Details of the warm-up matches for the tournament have also been confirmed, with England set for a Scotland showdown - while India and Pakistan, the finalists in the 2007 event, will face up to each other at the Oval on June 3.

England will also play West Indies at Lord's on June 3; while Ireland will play Holland on June 1 and West Indies on June 2; and Scotland's other match is against Holland on June 3.

ICC World Twenty20 2009 - Warm-up and Tournament Match Schedule (95 KB)

You can download a full warm-up and tournament match schedule below:

Tournament director Steve Elworthy said: “We saw an unprecedented level of interest with our earlier ticket releases and I urge fans to get in early when this last round of tickets goes on sale on 12 March.”

Steve Elworthy

Steve Elworthy is urging fans to secure their tickets as early as possible this Thursday

All tournament ticket prices have been tailored to ensure a value day out for fans with 20 of the match-days including two games showcasing four international teams. This double-header format allows spectators to view two games for the price of one match-day ticket.

Elworthy added: “In 2007, India and Pakistan played out a dramatic final which was only decided in the last over and the 2009 warm-up rematch between these two countries will no doubt be just as gripping.

“The warm-ups will also pitch fierce sporting rivals against each other with England meeting Scotland at Trent Bridge on June 2 and Australia and New Zealand also meeting at the Oval.

“The ICC World Twenty20 warm-up matches promise to be just as exciting as the tournament schedule.”

The men’s warm-up matches will be held on June 1-4 at Lord’s, the Oval and Trent Bridge, while the women’s matches take place on June 8-9 at Kings College and Taunton Vale in Somerset. Tickets for the warm-up matches are also available.

Beginning on June 5 and finishing on June 21, the ICC World Twenty20 will set a sporting global precedent with the men’s and women’s tournament integrated for the first time.

The semi-final days, which are being hosted at Trent Bridge and the Oval, and the final day at Lord’s will feature the women’s match followed by the men’s. The women’s group stage will be played at Taunton. The warm up matches will not be official T20 internationals.

To purchase tickets log on to www.icc-cricket.yahoo.com/wt20-2009/

UK residents can also purchase tickets by calling 0844 847 2020.