Hyderabad: Online ticket sales for the India-Australia third T20 match, scheduled to be held in city on October 13 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, will commence from September 30 at 11 am on www.eventsnow.com. Tickets will also be put on sale through outlets at Rajiv Stadium in Uppal and Gymkhana Ground from October 7. A total of 33,832 tickets out of 39,632-capacity stadium will be sold.
The lowest denomination of the tickets is Rs 800 while the highest is Rs 20,000.
By | Sports Bureau | Published: 29th Sep 2017 4:55 pm Updated: 29th Sep 2017 8:50 pm
The lowest denomination of the tickets is Rs 800 while the highest is for the corporate boxes which are priced at Rs 20,000 per ticket. According to the HCA secretary T Shesh Narayan, the online sale of the tickets was awarded to Eventsnow. The HCA received five bidders through tenders but Eventsnow won the rights to handle the event. The online outlets are allowed to sell the ticket with only 5 per cent of tax on the ticket price and these prices are inclusive of GST. Around 560 tickets will be reserved for the members from all the associations across the country while there will be no complementary tickets from the public stands for the first time, Shesh Narayan added.
Shesh Narayan explained that all the safety measures are being taken in ticketing sale and for the smooth conduct of the match. “The tickets are infused with colour paper which is made by the combination of white and green. Both front and rear side of the tickets will look the same but when you tear the ticket you will see green colour. This is done to avoid duplication of the tickets. If one tries to duplicate the ticket through photocopying or colour Xerox, there is a special area on the ticket that says VOID. This helps in identifying the duplicate tickets. So these tickets are printed at security printing press. “The text printed on the ticket is visible only through UV light as it is printed using UV invisible ink. There is a bar code on the ticket that is read only by scanner. Micro Line Security is also printed which is not readable through naked eyes. It can be read only through magnified glass. Random check-ups will be conducted to eliminate the menace,” he elaborated.
He also added that they were trying to make more spectator friendly at the stadium. “The sale of eatables at the stadium is awarded to Masqati. They were also warned against selling the food items other than prescribed rates. The rates for eatables will be pasted on the stands. If anyone finds that the eatables are being sold at higher prices, they can approach our volunteer team.”
Speaking about mobile phones being allowed into the stadium, he said that they were allowing the mobile phones in IPL and they will take a final decision on the issue after consulting the concerned security officers. He hoped that the security authorities will respond in a positive way. He also pointed out that they have made elaborated parking place using church premises in Ramanthapur and NSL parking place on the match day.
Shesh Narayan also revealed that HCA has reserved 15 to 20 per cent of complementary tickets. However, the HCA president G Vivekanand has requested the members to donate the money who take complimentary tickets for the development of the game in the districts.
Sudhir Kumar, senior manager from Eventsnow , said that the online tickets can be redeemed with the original tickets from October 7, a week before the start of the match, October 13.
“While redeeming the tickets, one has to provide necessary ID proof like Aadhar card, PAN card, driving licence or a passport photocopy. The limit from one user ID is only six tickets. Once the tickets are booked, the user will be provided with a One Time Passward (OTP) and a booking ID. The person has to present these at redeeming the tickets. We have our outlets at Gymkhana and Uppal Stadium. We also have a helpline centre at 8688884444,” he said.