[caption id="attachment_586198" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-586198" alt="Tournament Director, Steve Elworthy said: &quot;We are pleased with how the first week of sales has gone, giving us a really strong start.&quot; Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Steve-Elworthy.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Tournament Director, Steve Elworthy said: "We are pleased with how the first week of sales has gone, giving us a really strong start." Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Dubai:</strong> Around 10,000 tickets for the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ICC-Womens-World-Cup" target="_blank">ICC Women's World Cup</a> final at Lord's has been sold including a near sell-out for the opening match between hosts <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/England-women" target="_blank">England</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/India-women" target="_blank">India</a> at Derby ground. According to a media release: "Since tickets went on sale last Wednesday, March 8, around 3,000 tickets have been sold in the first week for the 31 matches. The most sought after match has been the Final at Lord's on Sunday July 23, with total sales now past 10,000. England vs India, the opening match in Derby, has been so popular that it is already close to being a sell-out." <strong><a title="Sachin Tendulkar: We can all enjoy at ICC Women s World Cup 2017" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sachin-tendulkar-we-can-all-enjoy-at-icc-womens-world-cup-2017-583912">Sachin Tendulkar: We can all enjoy at ICC Women s World Cup 2017</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Tournament Director, Steve Elworthy said: "We are pleased with how the first week of sales has gone, giving us a really strong start. Tickets are selling for each of the 31 matches, with some already starting to approach a sell-out. With tickets at affordable prices, fans should buy now to avoid missing out on watching the world s best players in action." The tournament will get underway on June 24 as 28 matches will be held over 21 days, including four weekends, meaning more opportunities for fans and families to attend. Tickets for group stage matches start at 10 for adults, 5 for students (aged between 17 and 23-years-old) and 2 for under-16s. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has thrown his weight behind the ICC Women s World Cup 2017, saying one who doesn t watch the women s game is not a true cricket fan. I guess he is not a cricket fan, Tendulkar said, when asked what would he say to a cricket fan who wouldn t consider going to a women s game.