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    Over 100,000 T20 World Cup tickets sold

    Colombo: More than 100,000 tickets have been sold for the ICC World Cup Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Thursday.

    The majority of these tickets have been sold in the Sri Lankan market, ICC said.

    Around 55 percent of the sales generated are from the local market and nearly 40 percent of the tickets sold were purchased by fans over the internet.

    The highest demands so far are for the matches featuring Sri Lanka, the semi-finals and the final,said ICC.

    "Surpassing 100,000 in ticket sales in this short time is an evidence of the interest cricket fans have in this year's ICC T20 World Cup," Tournament Director Upekha Nell said.

    Ticket prices start from as little as $0.25 for the single group games and the final itself in Colombo Oct 7 is attractively priced between $2.50 and $45.

    The ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 is the first to be held in Asia and will take place from Sept 18 to Oct 7.