Only two matches remain in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League with three teams bidding to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet. Home team and defending champions Gujarat Titans will be facing the five-time winners Mumbai Indians on Friday in Qualifier 2. The winner of the game would then be set to meet CSK in the final on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
The Indian Cricket Board’s ticketing plans for the forthcoming IPL 2023 Final have fans incensed. A sizable crowd gathered around the Narendra Modi Stadium as a result of the physical purchase of tickets, creating a stampede-like situation. With the location chosen to hold both the World Cup Final as well as India vs Pakistan game, there are caution signs for the Indian Cricket Board.
On Thursday, tens of thousands of cricket admirers gathered around the Narendra Modi Stadium to purchase tickets for the IPL 2023 Playoffs. Many people waited for many hours or more in the sweltering heat, which led to a stampede-like situation. Some others passed out in the intense heat, leaving them dissatisfied with the Indian Cricket Board’s plans.
Fans must pick up their physical tickets at the Box Office even though they purchased their IPL 2023 final tickets online through Paytm Insider. Unconfirmed claims of a lathi charge also surfaced as a result of the incident, which caused a lot of excitement. Despite having a record-breaking capacity, the Narendra Modi Stadium’s few exits cause further problems for the authorities.
The capacity of the Gujarat Cricket Association as well as the Indian Cricket Board to manage the crowd size expected at the venue for India vs Pakistan match is seriously called into question. Similar crowds are anticipated for passes to the World Cup match, which is a considerably bigger profile game. A similar circumstance could lead to more issues since Ahmedabad is favoured to host the IND vs. PAK encounter. The wealthiest cricket board is going to have a difficult task ahead of them, especially with more security and staff likely to be used.
Fans react to sheer mismanagement and mayhem at Narendra Modi stadium ahead of IPL Qualifier 2 : –
Total mismanagement in Ahmedabad for the tickets of IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 and the Final.
Fans surely deserve better than this. pic.twitter.com/1T86QjhbsI
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 26, 2023
BCCI treat fans like dustbin
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) May 26, 2023
Fans also need to understand: it’s because of you IPL earns, stop wasting your precious time. Stay at home, try to book online tickets, mila toh thik or else ignore. Don’t give your time to them by visiting stadiums for mere 3 hrs game.
— Sagar Khandelwal (@Khandelw13Sagar) May 26, 2023
Fans need to destroy BCCI's office once else they won't listen and will continue treating fans like trash.
— Yashh (@Y_On_Earthh) May 26, 2023
Typical… @BCCI is useless with these things.. Recent aus v ind women's series was a prime example total chaos no systematic management!
— PRATH (@PSKdVic) May 26, 2023
If these are the scenes for IPL playoffs, then imagine what it will be during World Cup matches.
— Aditya Saha (@Adityakrsaha) May 26, 2023
Biggest stadium in the world has worst ticket counter management ever. They were not able to manage tickets during IndvAus test matches also.
— Jay Patel (@Jay2725) May 26, 2023
BCCI can very well do this entire thing online… But when people are ready to queue up in this scorching heat then why would they care
— Nabil (@NabilSayyad7) May 26, 2023
Why don't they allow soft copies of tickets?
— 𝕾𝖆𝖛𝖆𝖌𝖊 ⟿ ☠️ 👑 (@xpher_nxvxii) May 26, 2023
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