India vs Pakistan WC tickets resold in Rs 60,000
India and Pakistan – being bereaved from cricket’s bilateral face-offs for half of ages now, are only seen battling in different ICC tournaments. And when it comes in the schedule of a mega event like the World Cup, the contest becomes the most lavish one to watch for billions around the globe.
On June 16, Sunday, the arch-rivals are set to meet for the seventh time in a World Cup and adrenaline are running high among audiences.
With a projected television audience of more than one billion, tickets for the match at Manchester’s Old Trafford had been selling on resale sites for as high as $6000 or 60,000 RS just a week before the phenomenal event.
The tickets of the match with a capacity of 26,000 at the Old Trafford were reportedly sold out within hours of the ticket window opening.
Fans inundated with requests for ticket purchase. Organizers reported that they received more than 500,000 requests for tickets.
Reports suggested that as many as two-thirds of the tickets were picked up by Indian supporters, while around 18 percent taken by Pakistan fans.
There are more spices to add in the curry. Those who bought tickets are earning more by re-selling them.
A website, Viagogo, is now buying tickets from the fans and is reselling them for prices ranging from approximately Rs20, 000 to Rs60, 000.
According to the information of the website, 480 people have asked to resell their tickets which has been provided by the website now.
The highest ticket price is available in the Platinum category for Rs62, 610 while the lowest is that in the Bronze category for Rs20, 171.
However, on its website, Viagogo passes on the responsibility to the sellers stating, “Ticket sellers compete to offer the best price to customers.”
“Viagogo is a marketplace. Ticket sellers on the marketplace set their own prices, which may be above or below the original face value. Where demand is high and tickets are limited, prices increase.” said Viagogo.