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December 19, 2006
A small amount of general public tickets for the first three days of Melbourne's Boxing Day Test will go on sale from 9am on Wednesday. Cricket Australia said the extra 6000 seats were mainly AFL members' seats that were being "put back into circulation".
The announcement means 235 tickets for day one will be up for grabs, as well as 2334 places for day two and 3507 spots for day three. There are still about 17,000 seats available for the fourth day but tickets for day five will not go on sale until the match is on.
The new allocation means Victorian cricket fans have one last chance to secure a place to potentially see their home-ground hero Shane Warne become the first man to take 700 Test wickets. The 6000 extra tickets will be on sale through Ticketmaster.
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