ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Ind vs. Pak Match Tickets Sold Out In Minutes, Prizes Touch Record Value Ever

In a whirlwind of cricket fever, tickets for the India vs. Pakistan World Cup clash in 2023 sold out on Bookmyshow.com within minutes. However, fans now face a staggering resale market, with tickets priced at over Rs 19,00,000 each. This article delves into the astonishing ticket resale phenomenon and its implications for cricket enthusiasts.

Demand was so overwhelming that Bookmyshow.com saw waiting queues of over six hours. These tickets are now being resold at fluctuating prices, some exceeding Rs 19,00,000. It’s a testament to the enthusiasm of cricket fans worldwide and the magnitude of this rivalry.

Tickets for the England vs. New Zealand match at the same stadium start at Rs 6,000. For the India vs. England fixture in Lucknow, tickets begin at Rs 2,34,632 prices for India vs. Afghanistan range from Rs 38,877 to a staggering Rs 2,34,622. The pricing trend extends to other India matches. While ticket surges aren’t as extreme for additional fixtures, pricing for India matches, especially India vs. Pakistan, has been catastrophic.

Viagogo, a global online sports ticket platform, offers a user-friendly interface and free home delivery, but at a premium cost of nearly Rs 400 per ticket. It has become the go-to platform for those paying a premium to witness this epic clash.

Bookmyshow.com, the official ticketing partner for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, has raised concerns with the organizers regarding this unprecedented surge in ticket prices. It raises questions about ticket distribution, fairness, and accessibility to genuine cricket enthusiasts.

Viagogo, founded in 2006, is the “world’s largest secondary marketplace for tickets to live events.” It has had past partnerships with football clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich. However, surge pricing for World Cup tickets has drawn scrutiny, with past transparency and refund issues leading to legal action. This controversy could tarnish Viagogo’s reputation as a reliable ticketing platform.

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As the World Cup ticket frenzy continues, all eyes are on how Bookmyshow and other stakeholders will address the situation. Ticket sales for the semi-finals and final will go live on September 15. The challenge lies in balancing catering to passionate cricket fans and ensuring that tickets remain affordable and accessible.

The soaring resale prices of India vs. Pakistan World Cup tickets in 2023 have taken the cricketing world by storm. While it reflects the unmatched popularity of the sport and this fierce rivalry, it also raises concerns about ticket pricing fairness. The actions taken by organizers and ticketing platforms will determine the future of ticket distribution for major sporting events.

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