Tickets for Great Britain men's Eurobasket campaign this summer in Lithuania will go on sale on Thursday from 8am.

However the glamour group game, between the hosts and Chris Finch's men in Panevezys, is already sold out after they were made available in advance to local fans.

British Basketball officials have confirmed that no more will be made available to GB supporters after the Eurobasket organisers refused to retain an allocation to buyers from other countries.

“It’s disappointing,” said British Basketball commercial executive James Tombs. “The only opportunity now is to buy tickets through the general sale.”

All of other Lithuania’s ties in the initial phase are also a sell-out. While the high cost of accommodation in the country has come in for criticism as hoteliers take advantage of a demand which now out-strips supply following FIBA Europe's late decision to increase the number of participating teams from 24 to 16.

The pricing structure establishes four categories at each venue with prices for the Round 1 Group games ranging from €19.98 to €60.53. Meanwhile, tickets for the Final in Kaunas can be purchased for as little as €54.

They will be made available online at

Meanwhile tickets for basketball’s Olympic test event are due to go on sale in May.

The mini-tournament, which features GB along with Australia, China, France Serbia and Croatia, takes place from August 16-21.

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