11 October, 2022

ICC Men's T20 World Cup arrangements for MCC members

One of cricket’s largest global events, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, will be played in Australia this October and November with seven matches including the final to be played at the MCG.

While members do not have exclusive access to the Members’ Reserve for these matches, below are some exclusive arrangements for members attending matches at the 'G.

Please note, the MCC Members' Reserve will not operate in its usual manner for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. All patrons, including MCC members, must have purchased a ticket to access the match, as all seats including those in the Members' Reserve are designated as public reserved seating. Members will not be able to access matches by scanning their membership card at the turnstiles.


Sunday October 23India v Pakistan7.00pm
Wednesday October 26England v Group B Runner-up
New Zealand v Afghanistan
Friday October 28Afghanistan v Group B Runner-up
England v Australia
Sunday November 6India v Group B Winners7.00pm
Sunday November 13Final7.00pm


As has previously been communicated to members, there will be no MCC Members’ Reserve for all matches in this tournament.

A priority ticket purchase period for MCC members was held back in January, allowing members to obtain tickets to matches before the public.

MCC members wishing to attend matches who have yet to purchase tickets can do so via the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 website here.

Note: Membership cards will not be valid at any of the MCG gate turnstiles (including Gate 2) for these matches.

Members, and the general public, who have purchased tickets in areas normally defined as the MCC Reserve should be aware that arrangements will differ from those which operate at AFL and other international cricket matches at the MCG.


The usual Members' Reserve dress code will not be enforced upon gate entry or in the seating areas and most bars. (See below for arrangements in Long Room and Members’ Dining Room).


Full-strength alcohol will be served in glass in the exclusive members’ areas (Long Room and Members’ Dining Room). Mid-strength alcohol may be taken out of these rooms in cans or plastic cups.

Mid-strength alcohol will be served in cans and plastic cups in all other bars and outlets. Drinks may be taken out of these areas and consumed in viewing seats.


The Club has secured exclusive access to the Members’ Dining Room and, subject to demand, the Long Room for use by members and their guests who have purchased tickets to attend matches.

Both rooms will operate in a similar manner to normal international cricket matches, albeit with some slight variations.

Members’ Dining Room and Long Room

Advance dinner bookings will be taken for tables in the Members’ Dining Room. Walk up dining will also be available on match days subject to availability.

A-la-carte dining will be available in the Members’ Dining Room for dinner for all match days and the members’ bar will be open from gate opening time.

Please note that the Long Room bar may also open to the public for some matches based on members’ demand for dining and guest passes.


Members who have purchased tickets to matches will be able to book a table the Members’ Dining Room on a first-in, first served basis. Bookings for all matches can be made online on the MCC website and will be open at 9.00am on Monday October 17. Please visit the event page to book.

Members with guests in their bookings will automatically be issued with internal passes for guests that will enable them to access the rooms, so members will not need to apply for internal guest passes in advance as well. Members must show their membership card to gain access to the dining and bar areas.

Walk-up dining will only be available if the room is not booked out in advance. In this circumstance, members will be able to apply for guest passes on the match day when registering a booking at the reception desk.

Dress Code

The dress code for the Members’ Dining Room and Bar and Long Room will be neat casual, i.e. the equivalent standard that is normally expected when entering the Members’ Reserve.


Members (all categories) who have purchased tickets to matches will be able to access the Members’ Dining Room and Long Room (when open exclusively for members & guests) by simply producing their MCC membership card at the entrance doors.

Internal Guest Passes

Members may also apply for passes for their guests that have tickets to matches to access both the Members’ Dining Room and Long Room (when open exclusively for members & guests). There is a limit of four guest passes per member for each match day.

Applications for passes can be made online on the MCC website and will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. Applications will open Monday October 17 via each event page.