Tickets for the upcoming CSK match at Chepauk are openly on sale on the black market.
What’s it about? For today’s CSK match at Chepauk against the Rajasthan Royals, tickets costing ₹750 are being sold on the black market for over ₹5,000. As online tickets sold out quickly, some who queued up at the stadium hoping to scalp tickets are now selling them at marked-up prices.
- Fans have blamed CSK for reserving a large portion of tickets for corporate sponsors. Only 40% of the tickets for the IPL games in Chennai are on sale, and the demand is huge. At the previous match, many who got the complimentary tickets didn’t show up.
- Online tickets were open in only four stands, and the rest were reserved. For many who stood in line at the stadium, they weren’t able to get tickets.
Rationale: CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said they’re obligated to reserve 20% of the tickets to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). Apart from this, 13,000 tickets are given to TNCA division clubs.