If certain media reports are to be believed, the tickets for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in India in March are likely to be up for grabs by the end of the week. With the World Cup starting in less than fifty days, the non-availability of match tickets has created panic and inconvenience to fans around the globe.
“It will be inappropriate to compare the ICC WT20 India 2016 with any previous event as the preparation for every event is different,” the ICC said.
The most affected from late availability of tickets would be the fans traveling from different parts of the world. Making travel plans at a short notice makes it difficult to grab a cheap package. The BCCI had already come under heavy criticism for announcing the fixtures of the WT20 just three months prior to the world event.
However, the BCCI feels it is routine business.
“The dynamics of hosting an event in India were different, and it shouldn’t even be compared with the 2011 World Cup, which was co-hosted by three nations. There is still two months to go. The first match of the main tournament is on March 15. And it works differently in India anyway. The anticipation in the public only builds up closer to the event, but if the tickets are made available well in advance, those asking for complimentary passes make your life difficult”, said a BCCI insider.