PCA reports 40% ticket sales for India vs Australia T20I despite online glitch on Day 1

The IS Bindra PCA International Stadium in Mohali opened ticket sales for the September 20 T20 match between India and Australia on Monday, with fans facing numerous problems throughout the day as they attempted to reserve their seats.

According to the details, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), 40% of tickets from the 27,000 capacity for the upcoming India-Australia T20I through the Paytm/Insider online ticketing platform.

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The IS Bindra PCA International Stadium will host the first T20I between India and Australia

Tickets were to go on sale Sunday, September 11.

The date for online ticket sales has been pushed back a day after Sunday was declared a national day of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Despite delays and problems polling the online portal, around half of the 27,000-seat stadium was full.

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Explaining the ticket sales structure, PCA Secretary Dilsher Khanna told The Indian Express:

“We have already sold around 40% of the IS Bindra PCA International Stadium capacity through online sales. It was the first batch of tickets allocated to the online platform on Monday. »

“The PCA will offer the remaining 10% of total ticket sales on Tuesday, 10% on Wednesday and 10% on Thursday.”

The PCA decided to switch its ticket sales entirely online, with the stadium only awarding tickets to those who qualified in the student category.

“The remaining 30% of tickets are student tickets, which will be sold at stadium ticket offices, and free passes. We will be asking online platforms about the lag/delay in the ticketing process today and hopefully it will be resolved,” Khanna added.

The first match between India and Australia will be played at IS Bindra International Stadium in Mohali, and the remaining two matches will be played in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad.

Australia have won their last three T20Is against India away, including a 2-0 series win here in 2019. However, India won the last game between the two sides in March 2016 at Mohali.

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