ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Aaron Finch, David Warner and Steve Smith of Australia sing the national anthem during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Australian and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on March 20, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Following all the drama that came along with the Novak Djokovic saga, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding whether Australia is a suitable home for the ICC 2022 World Cup.

However, ex-cricket Australia CEO and member of the ICC T20 World Cup Organising Committee James Sutherland believes that such a saga will have no impact on ticket sales.

With the tournament set to begin on October 23, tickets will be out publically from midday Monday.

Despite this, over 200,000 tickets have been sold for the tournament with as many as 60,000 believed to have been pre-sold for the India and Pakistan clash on October 23.

Other games inside the top five with regards to tickets sold include Australia's clashes with rivals New Zealand and England in the group stages of the competition.

"Coming quite quickly off the back of the one Australia won in the UAE, there’s going to be a huge level of anticipation around that event. I don’t think there’s going to be any aftermath from the Aus Open," Sutherland said, via The Sydney Morning Herald.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 06: Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland speaks during a Cricket Australia announcement at the Victorian Cricket and Community Centre on June 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. After a 17-year tenure, James Sutherland has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

"Probably the biggest event to be held in Australia this year is the T20 World Cup, in October and November, and I know the ticket sales for that are absolutely outstanding."

Whilst the Victorian has maintained optimism about the tournament, Sutherland still concedes that with "this whole COVID thing, everyone knows and understands it’s incredibly complex, and you’ve got a whole lot of decision-makers who are involved and trying to integrate with politicians, health authorities, event organisers and promoters, and I think we all know and understand this.”

Australia and New Zealand will open the T20 World Cup at the SCG on October 22 following the preceding qualifying rounds.