Prior to the IND vs SA match scheduled for Sunday, November 05 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, a supporter has lodged FIR against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), BookMyShow, and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). The complaint accuses them of fostering the illicit resale of Cricket World Cup tickets. The complainant alleges that a significant number of tickets, originally designated for public sale, have been acquired by the BCCI, CAB, and BookMyShow and subsequently sold to black market vendors for their own financial gain.
#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.
The complainant alleges that certain… pic.twitter.com/wrRQLwFuqH
— Pooja Mehta (@pooja_news) November 1, 2023
The Kolkata Police has recently issued summonses to both the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and BookMyShow, requesting the presence of their officials on Thursday, November 2nd, to assist in the ongoing inquiry. It’s important to note that neither the BCCI nor BookMyShow has made any official comments regarding the alleged complaint thus far. It’s worth mentioning that numerous instances of tickets being sold on the black market have come to light since the beginning of the World Cup. Earlier, the Kolkata police apprehended an individual for reselling tickets for the IND vs SA match, originally valued at INR 2500, at a staggering INR 11,000 each.
India has emerged victorious in all six of their One Day International (ODI) matches at the World Cup. The Indian cricket team currently occupies the second highest position in the standings, boasting 12 points. The upcoming challenge for Rohit Sharma’s team is a showdown with Sri Lanka on Thursday, November 2, taking place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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