Bangalore, Dec 13: Former Test cricketer and Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) secretary Javagal Srinath said that online ticket sales for the first T20 between the arch rivals India and Pakistan to be held at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore will start from Thursday noon.
Online tickets are priced between Rs. 1600 - 15,000, while tickets for the corporate boxes, executive lounges and terrace seats are priced at Rs. 12,500, Rs. 6000 and Rs. 9000 respectively.
A maximum of 7,187 tickets will be sold online at www.bookmyshow.com, which includes 5500 tickets for the gallery stands, priced at Rs 250, will be sold at the stadium premises from Dec 21.
With a seating capacity of 35,533 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, only 12,687 seats are available to the publis as KSCA has to provide passes to various clubs, associations and VIPs.
Talking to reporters at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday, KSCA secretary Javagal Srinath said "Of the total seats, 2,800 are reserved for KSCA members, 3,600 for cricket clubs, 3,400 for other cricket associations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) 2,673, corporates 3,705, complimentary tickets 6,168 and the remaining for our staff and officials."
Moreover, PCB has issued 500 tickets for fans to watch the T20 match on Dec 25, 2012.
"As per the guidelines, the stadium will be handed over to the city police for sanitising and making fool-proof security arrangements...movement of fans will be regulated and restricted," KSCA president and former ace leggie Anil Kumble said.
Pakistan, touring the nation after five years look forward to revive cricketing ties between the two nations. The tourists are playing 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs during the month of Dec 2012 and Jan 2013.
Ticket rates for the T20 International against Pakistan on Dec 25, 2012 (The old stand name has been given in brackets)
Member Annexe Upper (M3) - Rs. 1000
D Stand (G) - Rs. 250
B Upper (A) - Rs. 1600
B Lower (B) - Rs. 1600
A Upper (C) - Rs. 1600
C Upper (H) - Rs. 1600
A Lower (D) - Rs. 5000
A Executive (E) - Rs. 6,000
N Stand (N) - Rs. 4000
P Upper (P-2) - Rs. 15000
P Annexure Lower (P-1) - Rs. 7000
P Terrace (Y) - Rs. 9000
P Corporate (J) - Rs. 12,500