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Like hopes, ticket rates too skyrocket

Cricket seems to be taking over common sense if rates of regular tickets for the 2011 Cricket World Cup are any indication. HT learnt that tickets worth a business class one-way trip to London were on sale over discreet telephone conversations on Thursday. HT reports.

mumbai Updated: Apr 01, 2011 02:12 IST
HT Correspondent

Cricket seems to be taking over common sense if rates of regular tickets for the 2011 Cricket World Cup are any indication. HT learnt that tickets worth a business class one-way trip to London were on sale over discreet telephone conversations on Thursday.

According to sources, the North Stand in Wankhede stadium was the most in demand because it offers the best view. The North Stand rates in black that started at Rs 20,000, climbed by Rs 5,000 after each India win. Sources added that ticket prices dropped by up to Rs 8,000 after Indian cricket team was all out for a moderate score of 260 runs in the second semi-final against Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday.

Before the match began, tickets were being priced at Rs 50,000. However, prices began rising again when the Pakistan batting order tumbled in the second innings. On Friday, tickets were selling for Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000 per head.

“I was offered a ticket for R s20,000 during the Wednesday match. The rate shot up by more than double on Thursday,” a city-based cricket fan requesting anonymity.

The tickets on sold presently are likely to have come from the kitty of the crickets clubs affiliated with the Mumbai Cricket Association, added sources. There are 17 such clubs.