Excitement is mounting for the forthcoming 2023 ODI World Cup, set to commence on October 5. Fans eagerly anticipate thrilling showdowns between the world’s top cricket players. One highly anticipated match is the India-Pakistan clash at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on October 14.
Yet, all tickets for the game have sold out, prompting fans to turn to the secondary market. In a surprising turn of events, a viral image circulated on social media, showcasing tickets for the game being resold at an astonishing INR 57 lakhs.
A screenshot of this situation has been making the rounds on the internet, showing a worldwide online sports ticket platform offering the tickets at an exorbitant price.
India-Pakistan ODI WC 2023 match tickets being sold at ₹57 lakh, screenshot surfaces
Tickets for the India-Pakistan ODI World Cup 2023 match in Ahmedabad have raised eyebrows as some are being sold on the secondary market for over ₹57 lakh. A screenshot circulating online… pic.twitter.com/Reb7K13lOB
— Balanced Report (@reportbalanced) September 5, 2023
“What is happening? World Cup tickets for India vs. Pakistan range from 65,000 to 4.5 lakh “per ticket” on the Viagogo website! Daylight robbery from these corporations!,” commented a user.
“Tickets are available on Viagogo for the #INDvPAK World Cup match. Look at the prices,” wrote another user.
“Yesterday I saw a ticket for 15 lakh, and now it’s either sold out or else removed from the Viagogo app,” commented another user.
So @BCCI and @bookmyshow this is how you were encouraging black marketing of world cup tickets?Utter nonsense with no accountability to the fans at all. Taking us for granted. @JayShah @venkateshprasad #WorldCup2023 #BookMyShowScam #BookMyShow pic.twitter.com/tgdmlcMPrC
— Prathamesh Joshi (@ImCAPJoshii) September 5, 2023
On October 14, India is scheduled to face Pakistan in Ahmedabad during the 2023 ODI World Cup
Fascinatingly, tickets for various India matches at different locations are also demanding extravagant prices in the secondary market. To illustrate, tickets for the India vs Australia game on Viagogo begin at a remarkable Rs 41,000 and can escalate to more than Rs 3 lakh. Similarly, tickets for the India vs England match are available at a steep price of Rs. 2.3 lakh.
For the upcoming match against Pakistan at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on October 14, ticket prices span from INR 57,198 to a staggering INR 57.15 lakhs. Some customers have raised doubts about the credibility of BookMyShow due to this astonishing price range, while others have criticized the BCCI for what they consider “utter nonsense.”