As many as 150 people were turned away for carrying fake tickets at Thursday’s IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.
An official from the Mumbai Indians team said that the booking staff and the security at Gate Number 4 found 150 people with “unauthorised” tickets.
The tickets were of the Sachin Tendulkar Stand, Level 111 and cost between Rs 1500-2000.
“The franchise takes utmost precaution on the ticket quality control. Yesterday’s incident was unfortunate,” he said.
“We urge the fans to always buy genuine tickets from authorised points of sale -- Book my Show, Reliance outlets and the counter at Gate number two of the stadium,” the official said, adding those with fake tickets had bought them from “unauthorised people”.
An FIR has been registered against unknown persons for cheating and forgery at Marine Drive police station based on the complaint filed by five people who were not allowed to enter the stadium, a senior police official said.