The excitement for the upcoming match between the cricket teams of India and Pakistan at the ICC World Cup 2023 has resulted in skyrocketing ticket costs. Primary ticket sales outlets witnessed an astounding sellout within a mere one hour on two specific dates: August 29 and September 3.
However, the secondary ticket market is experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand, driving prices to staggering heights. For instance, a ticket in the South Premium East 3 section is currently listed at an astonishing ₹21 lakh on Viagogo, a prominent online sports ticket platform. Only two upper-tier tickets with unobstructed views remain, each commanding an eye-watering ₹57 lakh.
These exorbitant prices have sparked strong reactions on social media platforms.
"What is happening? World Cup tickets for India vs. Pakistan range from ₹65,000 to ₹4.5 lakh 'per ticket' on the Viagogo website! Daylight robbery from these corporations!," exclaimed one user.
What is happening? @Jayshah @BCCI— Vasudevan K S | வாசுதேவன் கீ ஸ்ரீ???????? (@VasudevanKS4) September 5, 2023
World cup tickets for India vs Pakistan tickets range from 65,000 to 4.5 lakhs "per ticket" on the Viagogo website!
Daylight Robbery from these Corporates!#INDvsPAK #ViratKohli???? #IndvsNep #AsiaCup2023 #ICCWorldCup2023 pic.twitter.com/YzNkmyP53c
"Tickets are available on Viagogo for the #INDvPAK World Cup match. Look at the prices," shared another user.
Notably, tickets for other India matches at various venues are also commanding steep prices on the secondary market. For instance, tickets for the India vs. Australia match on Viagogo start at a staggering ₹41,000 and can reach well over ₹3 lakh. Similarly, tickets for the India vs. England match are being sold at a premium price of ₹2.3 lakh