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You can still get a ticket for the final

mumbai Updated: Mar 13, 2011 01:35 IST
HT Correspondent

If you weren’t among the 1,000 lucky ones to get a ticket to the cricket World Cup final — to be played at Wankhede stadium on April 2 — through the first online ballot declared on Friday, don’t lose heart. You can still get a ticket through the second ballot, which is open till March 18.

Each winner — the names will be announced on March 20 — will get a maximum of two tickets. “We will sell 2,500 tickets through the [second] ballot on,” said tournament director Ratnakar Shetty on Saturday.

As per the initial plan, these 2,500 tickets were to be sold across the counter at select spots in the city. But after crowd trouble over sale of tickets in Bangalore and Nagpur, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) decided to use the online route only.

Wankhede seats 31,000 people. The ICC has been given 7,500 tickets. Some of the tickets remaining after both ballots will be allotted to the MCA’s corporate partners, while the rest will be sold through clubs affiliated to the MCA. The number of such tickets has not been declared yet.