The Delhi High Court on Friday granted permission to Delhi District Cricket Association to put online only 5,000 tickets of all denominations instead of 30,000, as per the court's previous order, for general public and allowed the plea not to print 15,000 tickets for the coming two World Cup cricket matches.
The court, however, asked DDCA to give 15,000 tickets to the banks for sale and made it clear that unsold tickets would be distributed as complementary passes for cricket lovers.
Allowing an application filed by the Association through Rajiv Nayyar, Justice Sunil Gaur modified his earlier order asking DDCA not to issue more than 10,000 tickets as passes.
The counsel for DDCA submitted that from the experience in last two matches, DDCA has decided to print only 30,000 passes and keep 15,000 tickets unutilised to avoid payment of entertainment tax as the matches would not attract huge crowd.
DDCA has to organize four matches--two were held recently and next two have been fixed for March 7 and 9 at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium which has a capacity to accommodate more than 50,000 people and DDCA has the right to print 45,000 tickets.