BCCI comes clean on PCB tickets row
Posted on: 03:28 PM IST Dec 21, 2012
New Delhi: In response to media reports that the Pakistan Cricket Board hasnt received the 3,000 tickets as promised by the BCCI for the upcoming tour, the Indian cricket board has said that the board across the border now wants fewer tickets, also adding that some tickets have already been dispatched.
This is with reference to media reports stating that the PCB is awaiting the 3,000 tickets promised to it by the BCCI for the India-Pakistan AIRTEL T20 International and ODI series 2012-13.We wish to clarify that the PCB had asked for 500 tickets each for their fans at Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Kolkata, and 1,000 tickets for Delhi. The PCB subsequently informed the BCCI that they do not require any tickets for Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, and they have asked for only 25 tickets each for Chennai and Kolkata respectively, which have been sent to them on 18 December 2012," a BCCI press release said on Friday.As far as the tickets for Delhi are concerned, we are awaiting the delivery of tickets by the DDCA, and they will be sent to the PCB as soon as they are received from the DDCA."Pakistan are to play a two-T20 and a three-ODI series with the first T20 slated for December 25 at Bangalore.