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    Published On : Sat, Oct 26th, 2013
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Ind-Aus match : Cricket frenzy overshadows festive buying, Cheaper tickets sold out

    Caught n’ Bold A policeman thrashes an over excited cricket fan who jumped the fence to secure the tickets.

    Caught n’ Bold
    A policeman thrashes an over excited cricket fan who jumped the fence to secure the tickets.

    Nagpur News.

    It’s festive season in Nagpur but when it comes to cricket there seems to be no celebration bigger than this game. Perhaps more people hit at the ticket counters than those dropping in at the shopping venues across the city on Saturday.  The frenzy, desperation and the loads of excitement formed the fervor at the ticket sales counters for one day international cricket match between India and Australia scheduled on October 30 in VCA stadium at Jamtha. The fans who waited since night in the long queues exerted ‘full on’ pressure to get the tickets, however the cheaper tickets were sold off as soon as the ticket counter opened. Though online sales also started on Friday but the VCA website remained down for most of the time. Helplessly, the fans hit at the venues to get the tickets but not all were lucky enough.

    Hey Gals …I got it A cheerful girl, who was the first among girls to get the ticket, merrily flaunted her prized catch as her friends looked on, at St. Ursula cricket ground in Civil Lines.

    Hey Gals …I got it
    A cheerful girl, who was the first among girls to get the ticket, merrily flaunted her prized catch as her friends looked on, at St. Ursula cricket ground in Civil Lines.

    The tickets priced at Rs 300 and Rs 500 were off the counters too soon. Hordes of fans at the venues alleged foul play in the sale of cheaper tickets. “Now those tickets which mysteriously disappeared from counters will come up for sale in the black market,” a fan was overheard as saying.

    It’s a six… A man who claims to have got the first ticket proudly displays his token of his achievement. This man was reportedly in the queue since Friday evening.

    It’s a six…
    A man who claims to have got the first ticket proudly displays his token of his achievement. This man was reportedly in the queue since Friday evening.

    The police and private security personnel remained on their toes to control the crowd. Many among the crowd jumped off the barricades laid by the police to secure them tickets.

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    Beyond the Boundary
    Police along with private security guards were on their toes to control the oozing excitement of the hundreds of cricket fans.

    The tickets priced at Rs 1500 were sold at Bilimoria Hall in old VCA stadium in Civil Lines. The situation there was no different. Large number of crazy fans met with the disappointment who alleged it as the ploy to force the fans to buy expensive tickets ranging between Rs 4000 and Rs 5000.

    Tough Fielding The patience broke lose when the fans went berserk to ensure they did not miss out on the ticket.

    Tough Fielding
    The patience broke lose when the fans went berserk to ensure they did not miss out on the ticket.

     

    Man of the match The craze was quite apparent as one of the cricket lovers rose above the temporary bamboo fencing just to provide an added attraction to the sight.

    Man of the match
    The craze was quite apparent as one of the cricket lovers rose above the temporary bamboo fencing just to provide an added attraction to the sight.

     

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