Bangalore: Over 7,000
tickets for the first India-Pakistan T20 tie at Chinnaswamy
stadium here Dec 25 will be sold online from Thursday, former Test
cricketer and Karnataka State Cricket Stadium (KSCA) secretary
Javagal Srinath said.
Maximum tickets for public - 7,187 - will be sold online at
www.bookmyshow.com for stands across the stadium at different
fares, while 5,500 tickets for gallery stands, priced at Rs.250,
will be sold Dec 21 through counters at the stadium," Srinath told
Online tickets are priced between Rs.1,600-15,000, with those for
corporates priced at Rs.12,500 and executive lounges at Rs.6,000,
and terrace seats at Rs.9,000.
Though the stadium in the city centre facing the famous Cubbon
Park boasts of 35,533-seat capacity, only 12,687 seats are
available to the general public, as the Karnataka State Cricket
Association (KSCA) has to provide the remaining seats to various
associations, clubs, boards and VIPs.
"Of the total seats, 2,800 are reserved for KSCA members, 3,600
for cricket clubs, 3,400 for other cricket associations, the Board
of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket
Board (PCB) 2,673, corporates 3,705, complimentary tickets 6,168
and the remaining for our staff and officials," Srinath said.
Tickets for about 500 fans from Pakistan will be issued through
Police will provide security. "As per the guidelines, the stadium
will be handed over to the city police for sanitising and making
fool-proof security arrangements...movement of fans will be
regulated and restricted," KSCA president and former ace leggie
Anil Kumble said.
The match between the arch rivals will be played in the night from
7 p.m. onwards on Christmas day.
A four-member Pakistan official team visited Bangalore Dec 3 to
inspect security and other arrangements being made for their team
and their fans in the city.
About 500 Pakistani fans have been given visa to witness the two
T20 matches and three one-dayers between the two countries. In
addition, high profile persons, including former Pakistan players,
will also be visiting India as PCB guests to watch the matches.
The second T20 will be played at Ahmedabad in Gujarat Dec 27 and
the three one-dayers in Chennai Dec 30, Kolkata Jan 3 and New
Delhi Jan 6.