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Indian fans face delay in procuring tickets

As a reult large number of fans missed watching the first few overs of the third ODI between India and Pak.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 15:06 IST

A large number of Indian cricket fans missed watching the first few overs of the third one-dayer between India and Pakistan due to a delay in collecting tickets booked over the Internet.

Around 4,000 Indian fans had booked their tickets online for the match but they reached only on Sunday causing some delay in procuring the tickets.

"The match will begin in a couple of hours but I am yet to procure my ticket," a die-hard Indian cricket lover said.

The five-match series is tied 1-1 after India recorded a resounding seven-wicket victory in the second match at Rawalpindi on Saturday.

Pakistan won the opening game by seven runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in Peshawar on Monday.

"We have just seven people to distribute the online tickets and most of the fans arrived today," said an official, handling the Internet bookings for the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Others fans, who were standing in line for more than two hours, said their visa was just for three days because of which they could not come early to collect the tickets.

First Published: Feb 13, 2006 15:06 IST