India vs South Africa T20I match at Guwahati ‘sold out’ | Cricket News


GUWAHATI: The T20 International between India and South Africa here on Sunday is expected to sell out with all tickets sold, an official has said.
The transparent manner in which tickets were sold also increased the enthusiasm of cricket fans, Assam Cricket Association (ACA) secretary Devajit Saikia PTI said on Friday.
“We are expecting a full house. Of approximately 38,000 seats, 21,200 were for the general public and tickets were sold online in two phases. Tickets sold out in no time,” he said. .
A further 12,000 tickets were made available to the public through district associations, and these were sold at the box office.
“Usually 40-50% of tickets sent to districts come back unsold. This time, only 100 tickets came back to us,” Saikia said.
The rest of the tickets are sent to state associations and some are given away as free passes to special guests and guests, he added.
The capacity of the ACA Stadium in Guwahati is 39,500, but 1,500 are “seats killed” as the pitch view is not available from there.
“The fact that the ticket sales were totally transparent allowed true fans of the game to have the opportunity to see their favorite players in action. There is unprecedented enthusiasm among them,” said Saikia.
He said that since the last match held at the venue in January 2020 was won, the excitement among people is even greater.
Crowd management, security and traffic arrangements are foolproof, with all agencies working in coordination, he said.
“The match day is in the middle of Durga Puja and extra arrangements have been made for all aspects,” he added.
Saikia said a high-scoring game is expected and the ACA is ready with additional entertainment for the crowd, in addition to that on the pitch by the players.
“We have a crowd entertainment system in place. DJs will be playing and fireworks will be lit. It will run throughout the game. We are expecting a good game,” he said.



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