Nagpur, Mar 8: Whoever said that the popularity of one day internationals has waned, must come to India to see the fans interest in getting a ticket for the matches. But that is where the good thing about the prevalent chaos in getting tickets for world cup encounters end. This time fans in Nagpur were at the receiving end of organisational mess, when police lathi-charged ticket-seeker, a scene reminiscent of the one in Bangalore seen a few days back.
Fans were trying to buy tickets for the Group B India Vs South Africa encounter to be held on Mar 12.
TV reports show police resorting to mild lathi-charge to rein in crowd at the ticket sale counter. Police officials were seen hitting many fans with stick as trouble broke out among those who has been waiting since a day before to buy tickets.
In a similar incident, fans queued up for tickets for the India-England match in Bangalore were also lathi-charged.
There has been a lot of complaints about the availability of tickets for India matches, as a few thousand tickets are sold to fans while a major chunk of the tickets are doled out to sponsors and officials.