How to buy tickets for cricket matches played in India has always been a trick question because state boards, not BCCI, arranges for the respective matches but empty seats during recently concluded series against England seems to have woken authorities up and in turn, information on tickets for India v West Indies test matches and one day internationals are made available sooner than usual..
What more, ticket rates are also slashed to lure general publich to stadiums which wasn't the case not too long ago!
Since West Indies aren't a major team, fans hoping to watch Indian cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and others in action in their city his November and December 2011 should visit the venue to buy tickets straight from stadium box-office counters because house-ful isn't expected. state boards also publish info in local newspapers about when and how the tickets are sold, so watch out for that too. often, some nationalised banks are patched up with.
Meanwhile, following is result of research done by Itsonlycricket.com and we'll be updating on daily basis. Keep track of bcci.tv which is the official website of Indian cricket board and often provides online options for fans to buy tickets for upcoming matches.
India v West Indies, 1st test at Delhi, 6-10 November 2011
Available at Bank of Maharashtra branches around the city as well as online at bookmyseats.in
and fans can Pickup tickets at the Box office of Ambedkar Stadium (next to HP Petrol Pump), Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. This is next to the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium Gate 8. You'll have to show a photo id, a copy of E-ticket and credit/debit card used to purchase the ticket. You can also buy tickets for this delhi test match in case at the stadium counters on all five days play.
Ticket rates = Rs 500 for East stand lower level, Rs 1000 for ONGC Platinum Hill A lower stand and Rs 4000 for ITC End South Club House Level. Tickets are sold on all 5 day basis, not just for 1 day's play.
Address = Delhi & District Cricket Association, Ferozeshah Kotla Ground, New Delhi-11002
India v West Indies, 2nd test at Kolkata, 14-18 November 2011
Available online at kyazoonga.com
as well as at the stadium counters.
Ticket price (all 5 day play) = Rs 12,000 for Corporate Box seats with Hospitality, Rs 1,500 for stands B, C & D for lower stand and Rs 500 for upper stand, Rs 1,500 for stands L, K & J in lower East stand and Rs 1000 for F, G & H stands near the sight screen.
Address: CRICKET ASSOCIATION OF BENGAL,
Eden Garden. Kolkata-700 001.
Fax - 91-33-2248-7555.
India v West Indies, 3rd test at Mumbai, 22-26 November 2011
Address = Cricket Centre, Wankhede Stadium, 'D' Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020. Maharashtra, India.
Contact = Dr. P.V. Shetty & Nitin N. Dalal, Jt. Hon. Secretaries
Phone No. = (+91)-22-22795500
Website = www.mumbaicricket.com
Email = email@example.com
Tickets rates = Vithal Divecha Pavilion stand (Guest stand) = Rs 600 for full test match and Rs 50 for single day's play, Sunil Gavaskar stand (East stand upper) = Rs 500 for full test match and Rs 100 for single day's play, Sunil Gavaskar stand (East stand lower) = Rs 150 for full test match and Rs 50 for each day's play, North stand and Sachin Tendulkar stand = Rs 500 for full test match and Rs 100 for each day's play, Vijay Merchant stand (West stand) = Rs 500 for full test match and Rs 100 for each day's play.
India v West Indies, 1st ODI at Cuttack, 29 November 2011
Tickets will be sold at Allahabad Bank, Madhupatana Branch, Cuttack as well as online at www.kyazoonga.com. Barabati stadium's seating capacity has been increased to 45,000 but only 20840 wickets will be available to general public. Tickets will also be available at the stadium counter no.1 at Horse Gate and No.2 & 3 in front of Electricity office. Counter 1 will sell corporate wickets of Rs 8000, Gallery no.4 (AC) of Rs 5000, New Pavilion of Rs 3000, Corporate Gallery of Rs 2000 and Special Enclosure of Rs 1500. Counter no.2 & 3 will sell cheaper tickets of Rs 400. Fans can buy tickets from 9am onwards, from 26th November.
Address = BARABATI STADIUM, CUTTACK-753005.
Phone = 91-671-2301702
Official website = www.orissacricket.org
E-mail = firstname.lastname@example.org
India v West Indies, 2nd ODI at Vizag, 2 December 2011
Tickets will be sold at eSeva counters and banks as well as two counters at the stadium. Tickets will be available from 28th November onwards.
Address = Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Pothanamallayapalam, Visakhapatnam, NH-5, Andhra Pradesh, India.
India v West Indies, 3rd ODI at Ahmedabad, 5 December 2011
To be played at Motera stadium. more information awaited.
India v West Indies, 4th ODI at Indore, 8 December 2011
To be played at Holkar stadium which has capacity of almost 21,000 spectators. Tickets will be sold online at www.bookmyshow.com as well as at the stadium counters. Rates are from Rs 300 to Rs 3000. Only 4 tickets can be bought per person and fans can pick up their tickets at State Bank of India's GPO, Scheme No 54 and Scheme No 74 branches from December 5-7.
India v West Indies, 5th ODI at Chennai, 11 December 2011
Address = Tamilnadu Cricket Associations, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Victoria Hostel Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600005.
Phone = 91 44 28544175.
Fax : 91 44 28552677
Website = www.tnca.in
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