India Brit Insurance Oval ODI sells out

Sachin Tendulkar

England's one-day international against India at the Brit Insurance Oval could be the last time Sachin Tendulkar plays there

Tickets for next summer’s NatWest Series one-day international between England and India at the Brit Insurance Oval have sold out, a week after going on public sale.

The tickets went as part of an excellent first week of online sales, with the ground taking over £1.6million in the first week of booking.

When combined with the previous revenues received during the exclusive sales period for members of Surrey, over £2m of tickets have already been purchased for next year’s international calendar.

The Oval will host three England matches in 2011: the final npower Test against India from August 18-22 and two NatWest Series ODIs against Sri Lanka and India on June 28 and September 9 respectively.

Tickets are still available for all five days of the Test and the Sri Lanka one-day match, although some specific areas of the ground have already sold out.

It is still possible to buy tickets for the sold-out India clash either by purchasing one of the number of hospitality options at the ground or a VIP season ticket, which allows entry to all seven days of international cricket with a number of exclusive privileges.

It is likely that the npower Test - the fourth and final game in the series - will see the final Test appearances on English soil of India greats Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.

Surrey chief executive Paul Sheldon said: “To record a sell out within our first week of public sales is a really fantastic boost.

“Next summer’s international programme will see England take on some of the finest cricketers in the world and I am delighted the public have responded to that in such a big way.

“Although public tickets have sold out, it is still possible to secure some of the best seats in the house – along with fantastic hospitality – so I would encourage any disappointed fans to investigate their options in this area.”