Almost 3000 Ashes tickets that were being sold at a premium by scalpers have been recovered by Cricket Australia and will be placed back on sale to the public.
CA announced on Wednesday that 2890 tickets to the Third Magellan Ashes in Perth on December 14-18 had been offered for sale at an inflated price by 'Queen of Tickets' on eBay.
Those tickets have now been recovered and fans will have a chance to purchase them at their normal prices on Monday.
The announcement is great news for Western Australian cricket fans given Days 1, 2 and 3 of the Test, the final Ashes encounter at the WACA Ground, are currently sold out.
"Our team is working extremely hard to identify and stop tickets being re-sold at an inflated value across our venues," said CA's Executive General Manager, Events and Leagues Anthony Everard.
"We know that tickets are in high demand for this series and this is a very clear message to those who try to take advantage of the system and scalp tickets at inflated prices, that we will identify and cancel tickets, in accordance with our terms and conditions."
Everard also warned fans of the enormous risk when they attempt to purchase tickets from unauthorised agencies.
"Our message to all fans is to not support this practice. Whilst we understand this leads to disappointment with some days of our Tests sold out, you should only purchase from official ticket agencies to ensure you only pay the official prices, and not risk your ticket being cancelled at the gate.
"Fans who purchase tickets from unauthorised resellers (such as Viagogo, Ticketmaster Resale, Gumtree, eBay etc.) risk paying too much, receiving invalid tickets or no tickets at all. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist fans or verify any tickets purchased through resellers."
Members of the Australian Cricket Family will be able to purchase the recovered tickets from 10amWST on Monday August 28 and remaining tickets will be available to the general public from 1:00pm WST.
Details on how to purchase tickets to the Summer of Cricket, including the Magellan Ashes, can be found here.
2017-18 International Fixtures:
Magellan Ashes Series
First Test Gabba, November 23-27. Buy tickets
Second Test Adelaide Oval, December 2-6 (Day-Night). Buy tickets
Third Test WACA Ground, December 14-18. Buy tickets
Fourth Test MCG, December 26-30. Buy tickets
Fifth Test SCG, January 4-8 (Pink Test). Buy tickets
ODI Series v England
First ODI MCG, January 14. Buy tickets
Second ODI Gabba, January 19. Buy tickets
Third ODI SCG, January 21. Buy tickets
Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26. Buy tickets
Fifth ODI Perth TBC, January 28. Join the ACF
Prime Minister's XI
PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2. Buy tickets
T20 trans-Tasman Tri-Series
First T20I Australia v NZ, SCG, February 3. Buy tickets
Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7. Buy tickets
Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG, February 10. Buy tickets
Fourth T20I – NZ v England, Wellington, February 13
Fifth T20I – NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16
Sixth T20I – NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18
Final – TBC, Eden Park, February 21