If you are worried that all online tickets for India's World Cup matches have been sold out, there is some relief.
The tickets to be sold to the public haven't even got printed yet. "We have given a proof copy of the ticket to the entertainment tax department and are awaiting their approval," said Sneh Bansal, the DDCA general secretary.
Most ticket buyers are going to Kyazoonga.com only to find that tickets for four of India's five league matches have been sold out. The ICC has told state associations to give Kyazoonga a minimum quota of 5 per cent, beyond which it is the state association's prerogative. DDCA, for instance, has put 10 per cent on the net through Kyazoonga.
Interestingly, on the website, the only India match with tickets still available is the one against Ireland in Bangalore. The others, including the one against the Netherlands in New Delhi, have been sold out. In the case of games involving other countries, there are plenty of tickets available.
Most associations will be putting the tickets on sale a fortnight before the matches.
Punjab Cricket Association joint secretary GS Walia said, "We have around two months left (the matches there begin on March 3) so we are targetting February for the start of sale. We have around 30,000 tickets available, of which five per cent have been saved for foreigners. The rest 95 per cent will be sold through stadium counters, banks and various other outlets in the city. The printing of tickets will start soon."
The tickets for public, however, might not be in plenty. In Kolkata, about 10,000 are expected to be up for sale, while Delhi might just have about 15000 for sale.