Fan files FIR against BCCI, CAB and BookMyShow for promoting black marketing of World Cup tickets
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been an entertaining tournament so far as fans have got to see some breathtaking cricketing action unfold in the event. However, several fans have also expressed their disappointment with the ticket booking process for the cricketing extravaganza where they’ve been made to wait for hours in the virtual queue only to see tickets being sold out at the last minute.
Ahead of India’s eighth fixture against South Africa on Sunday, November 05 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, an FIR has been registered against BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), BookMyShow and CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) by a fan as general public has not been able to book tickets for the mega clash.
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In the complaint, the person has alleged that a large number of tickets originally meant to be released for the general public, have been hoarded by the BCCI, CAB and BookMyShow to be sold to the black marketers for personal gains. The Kolkata Police has swiftly taken action and issued a notice to CAB and BookMyShow seeking appearance of their officials on Thursday, November 02 to assist in the investigation.
#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
BCCI and BookMyShow yet to release statement on the matter
However, the BCCI and BookMyShow are yet to release a statement on the alleged matter. Notably, several cases have come to light in the ongoing tournament where fans have complained about World Cup tickets being sold at exorbitant rates in black markets. Several cases of counterfeit tickets being sold openly have been also faced by die-hard fans who are leaving no stone unturned to witness the cricketing carnival in India.
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With 16 more games to go in the World Cup and the all-important semi-finals and final coming up, fans would hope for more transparency by BCCI and BookMyShow in their ticket-selling process to make their World Cup watching experience memorable.
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