ODI World Cup 2023: BCCI To Release 4 Lakh More Tickets After Fans Face Hassle In Booking Seats
BCCI will release a total of 4 lakh more tickets for the big event. In a statement, the national cricket board, BCCI, said that getting as many people as possible to the games is still a top priority.
BCCI said that the open sale of World Cup tickets will begin at 8 p.m. IST on September 8, 2023. You can buy tickets at https://tickets.cricketworldcup.com.
The board of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 said in a statement, "The BCCI deeply recognises that fans are the heartbeat of the tournament, and their unwavering passion, engagement, and contributions are key to the success of the tournament."
From October 5 to November 19, ten teams will compete in the biggest Cricket World Cup ever, which will be held in ten different places. The event will start and end at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
There will be 48 games at the event, which will take place over 46 days. The 2023 ODI World Cup will start on October 5 when England and New Zealand play at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The final will be played at the same stadium on Sunday, November 19. On October 8, India will play its first game of the season against Australia in Chennai.
Some news stories said that tickets for the India vs. Pakistan game on October 14 at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad were going for more than Rs 50 lakhs on the resale market. The outrageous prices have caused a storm on social media, where fans are giving sharp responses.
Earlier, India's former fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad asked BCCI to make the World Cup ticketing method more clear. Prasad criticised the current system and said that BCCI shouldn't take fans for granted and should make sure that as many tickets as possible are available for them.
"It's never been easy to get tickets to the World Cup. But this time has been more difficult than the last. Could have been better organised, and I feel bad for the fans who were looking forward to it and had trouble getting seats.
I really hope that fans, who are one of the most important players, get what they deserve, and I hope that @BCCI makes things easier for fans," Prasad wrote on X (formerly Twitter).