Cricket World Cup matches in India have been selling tickets in the blink of an eye. Leaving fans in a tizzy and drawing strong reactions on social media.
Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad has also criticised the board. Calling the sale of tickets for ICC World Cup matches an abuse of cricket fans.Prasad’s reaction came after cricket fans complained of not getting tickets. After waiting for hours on the official website. Venkatesh Prasad expressed his displeasure at the way tickets are sell. Saying that the biggest and most important contributors to the game of cricket are the fans.
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He criticise the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the International Cricket Council, and BookMyShow, the official ticketing partner, for selling and distributing tickets.According to NDTV, thousands of cricket fans queued up to buy tickets on the board’s official site while it was announced that the sale of tickets for the matches was complete, and all this was completed in a very short time.The former Indian fast bowler demanded an official audit of the ticket sales for the World Cup matches to identify the hidden elements behind the issue of tickets for such a big event.Responding to a post by the Indian Cricket Board on Twitter, Prasad wrote, “It didn’t go well at all. Either the ticket-selling partner is not competent to handle the matter or this is another scam in the name of selling tickets.
“Hopefully, this matter will be audit, and it will be know where, how, and to whom the tickets were sold,” he said.It is noteworthy that the ‘Book My Show’ website showed a waiting time of one and a half hours for the sale of tickets, but cricket fans had to wait for a long time while booking.Seeing the huge demand earlier, the Indian Cricket Board decided to release 40 thousand new tickets for cricket fans. Even after this announcement, many cricket fans were disappointe. When the official website said that all the tickets were sold out.