No E-Tickets for World Cup 2023, Physical Tickets Need to be Collected from Centres, Confirms Jay Shah
Jay Shah confirmed that no e-tickets will be available for World Cup | Source: Twitter
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that e-ticketing will not be offered for the highly-anticipated ODI World Cup 2023, which will be held in India from October 5 to November 19.
Providing further updates, Jay Shah announced that fans must keep hold of physical tickets acquired from designated ticket collection centres at least a week before each match to get an entry in the stadium for the prestigious 50-overs events.
Notably, fans will be able to book their tickets online but will have to pick up physical tickets following that. Giving a reasoning behind this move, Shah stated that the BCCI's plan is to introduce e-ticketing gradually, starting with bilateral matches.
Here’s what Jay Shah told the reporters:
“We can’t use e-tickets this time around but will ensure to have physical tickets redemption at 7-8 centers well in advance. But a physical ticket needs to be retained."
“It will be difficult to manage e-ticket at high-capacity venues like Ahmedabad and Lucknow. Our plan is to start using e-tickets more in bilaterals first and then take it to multi-nation events like the World Cup.”
With the World Cup just a few months ahead, Jay Shah assured that both BCCI and ICC will soon unveil all the ticketing details:
"We had a word with the state associations today on the tickets. 90 percent of the associations came with the manifests and 1-2 didn't have it ready. We have given them time till Monday to sort it out. The ICC and BCCI will then jointly announce ticket pricing and everything. The ticketing partner is also almost sorted.”
The first match of the World Cup 2023 will be played between England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on October 5, while the hosts India will kickstart their tournament campaign against the five-time champions Australia on October 8 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.