The ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has proven to be an engaging competition for spectators, as they have witnessed some incredible cricketing action. However, a number of fans have also voiced their dissatisfaction with the cricket extravaganza’s ticket-purchasing process and claimed that they were forced to wait hours in a virtual line only to discover that tickets were sold out at the last minute.
It has come to light that an FIR has been lodged against BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), BookMyShow, and CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) by a fan ahead of India’s eighth match against South Africa on Sunday, November 5 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The public has been unable to purchase tickets for the historic match.
The complainant claims that the BCCI, CAB, and BookMyShow withheld a significant quantity of tickets that were initially intended to be made available to the general public in order to sell them to black marketers for profit.
The Kolkata Police acted quickly and sent notices to CAB and BookMyShow requesting that their representatives attend on November 2 in order to help with the inquiry.
BCCI and BookMyShow are yet to release a statement regarding the issue.
#Breaking: #Kolkata Police registers FIR against BCCI, CAB & Book My Show based on a complaint filed by an individual citing general public are not getting tickets for Nov 5th match between India & South Africa to be held at Eden Gardens.
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— Pooja Mehta (@pooja_news) November 1, 2023