Bangladesh-India Test

Ticket sale sees ‘good response’


If ticket sale is anything to go by, the first Test match between Bangladesh and India to be held in Indore from November 14 is drawing a very good response. More than 40 per cent of the total season tickets of the test match have been sold out in the last four days, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) chairman Abhilash Khandekar said on Wednesday.

He said 7,000 season tickets have been bought by spectators till date and remaining 9,000 tickets are expected to be sold soon. "Apart from season tickets, we are also considering selling the daily tickets of the test matches," he said. Another MPCA official said the capacity of the Holkar Stadium, the venue of the test, is around 27,000 spectators.

"16,000 tickets of the test match are available for sale. Remaining seats have been reserved for sponsors, BCCI representatives, MPCA members, former players, distinguished personalities and government officials,” he said. The official said online sale of the season tickets started at 6 am on November 3 and will continue till 6 pm on November 10, provided tickets are available for sale.

Spectators have to spend amount between Rs 315 and Rs 1,845 for each season ticket in different galleries of general categories. Bangladesh and Indian players will reach Indore on the afternoon on November 11 after the third and final T20I match in Nagpur on November 10.

Bangladesh lead the T20 series 1-0 and the second match will take place in Rajkot tomorrow. The two sides play their second test—a day-night event—in Kolkata from November 22. The two tests are part of World Test Championship.