Tickets sold like hot cakes for Bangalore tie

Published: Friday, November 7, 2003, 20:50 [IST]
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Bangalore: Heavy rush marked ticket sales for the November 12 tri-series day-night encounter between India and Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here. Cricket fans began to throng the Stadium from Thursday evening itself and formed a serpentine queue that swelled to thousands when counters opened at 09:00 hours (IST) on Friday.

Up for grabs were 13,500 tickets for the public, including 1,500 for women, in the stadium with a capacity of 45,000. The overenthusiastic fans were uncontrollable at times and police had a tough time to restore order. Barricades put up to segregate them from roads were targeted and grounded. Tickets were sold out within a couple of hours, Karnataka State Cricket Association officials said.

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