Scramble for IPL Tickets, Cane-charge at Chinnaswamy
Bengaluru: The final match of the IPL 2016 being shifted to KSCA’s Chinnaswamy stadium, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru barging into the final, spirited teamwork by the RCB and explosive batting performances by Kohli, de Villiers and others in the last few fixtures, have charged the atmosphere among the cricket enthusiasts in the city.
The RCB has made it to the final only twice in the past and has not won the trophy so far. Since the final is at the home ground this season, the fans hope to cheer their favourite team to such an extent that the team would have a historic home win. Already, A B de Villiers has asserted that his match-winning knock in the qualifier fixture on Tuesday was, for the most part, motivated by the crowd support.
The final match is scheduled to the held at the Chinnaswamy stadium on May 29. Everyone hopes that rain would not play the spoilsport, although there could be a standby option. Although tickets can be bought online, everyone is not Internet-savvy.
As such, the scramble for tickets was but natural. As the tickets were put on sale, a huge number of cricket-lovers thronged gate no. 12. This led to pushing and jostling around, which forced the police to resort to a mild cane-charge.
Yet the rush remained between 11 am and 6 pm. A good number of enthusiasts, having failed to get tickets, went back in disappointment.