Frustrated fans explode as authorities reserve as many as 85,000 tickets for Anthony Albanese’s fourth test cricket visit with Indian Prime Minister
- Thousands of fans will not be able to attend the fourth test
- 85,000 tickets were reserved for PM’s visit
- Fans are reporting that there are no tickets available
Thousands of frustrated cricket fans will not be able to attend the first day of India’s Fourth Test after India’s Prime Minister set aside 85,000 tickets to welcome Anthony Albanese.
Angry fans from both India and Australia have reported that tickets are not available to the public for the first day of Test cricket in Ahmedabad.
Indian authorities have reserved 85,000 tickets – in a 130,000-seat stadium – for local families and students.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known for managing events, will receive the Australian leader in the huge hall.
Thousands of Modi’s hand-picked fans are expected to show up that day to support him.
Thousands of frustrated cricket fans are unable to attend the first day of the Fourth Test in India as 85,000 tickets have been reserved for India’s Prime Minister to welcome Anthony Albanese
Angry fans from both India and Australia have reported that tickets are not available to the public for the first day of Test cricket in Ahmedabad
The Australian government is reportedly working with the cricket board to find a solution for Aussie fans to attend the match.
Websites selling tickets to the event inform fans that there are currently no seats available, which is crazy for locals and traveling Aussies alike.
Cricket fan Michelle Ryan, who regularly travels to watch Australia play abroad, is furious at the turn of events.
“It is absolutely disgraceful to deny cricket fans the chance to attend the game,” she said News Corp.
“I would like to know how long they will stay in the stadium.
“I think our prime minister should spend his time in India doing more important things than meeting dignitaries whom Prime Minister Modi is trying to impress.”
Other fans took to social media to vent their frustrations.
‘I want to book tickets for the 4th India Australia Test in Ahmedabad. But it shows closed. See photo below. The tickets went live today. It cannot be the case that all tickets are sold out. Please tell me what needs to be done,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Failure on multiple levels. The board is a joke. There is a test in Ahmedabad in 8 days. Largest stadium in the country. PMs from both countries will be present on day 1. The board has yet to release tickets for day 1. The board is blatantly incompetent,” said another.
The Australian government is reportedly working with the cricket board to find a solution for Australian fans to attend the match
Mr. Albanese is a die-hard sports fan and would be happy to provide cricket commentary during the match
‘Despicable handling of the ticketing by @BCCI for the 4th test in Ahmedabad.. @bookmyshow Sorry, answer is we can’t sell you tickets for day one (March 9th). Who the hell manages ticket sales this way… only the arrogant powers that be @BCCI will manage it this way,” a third said.
Mr. Albanese is a die-hard sports fan and reportedly wants to provide some cricket commentary during the match.
The fourth test starts on Thursday, March 9 at 3 p.m.