Mumbai, Mar 19: Here is a piece of news that will shock cricket lovers in India who missed out on witnessing the World Cup 2011 final in Mumbai on April 2. Believe it or not, there were 405 tickets that were unsold, according to a report in a Mumbai newspaper on Monday.
The World Cup final was played between India and Sri Lanka on April 2 at the Wankhede Stadium. We all know India lifted the trophy after a gap of 28 years. Captain MS Dhoni sealed the win with a six. What we did not know till today is this shocking news of unsold tickets.
There was huge demand for the ticket and the Wankhede Stadium had only 33,000 seats. There were plenty of fans who missed out on being part of that historic night in Mumbai.
Mumbai's newspaper "Mid Day" said in its report that it had learnt about the unsold tickets. The information, according to the report, has come out of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) office.
"It is surprising to see that 96 tickets (Rs 1,500 minimum per ticket) of the Sunil Gavaskar Stand (lower bay) which was meant for public, going unsold. Something is fishy here," a source told the newspaper.
The MCA suffered a loss of nearly Rs. 73.5 lakh from the unsold tickets. Nearly Rs. 23 crore was accumulated through the sale of tickets, the report added quoting the same source.
The issue of unsold tickets is likely to be raised during MCA's Managing Committee meeting on March 31, the report said.