MCA slashes ticket rates for India vs England Test at Wankhede Stadium

PTI, Sep, 01 2016

Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Thursday decided to substantially lower the ticket rates of popular stands for India's Test match against England at the Wankhede Stadium scheduled from December 8-12 as compared to the prices for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell game in 2013.

"We have decided to keep the ticket rates cheaper as compared to the rates we had maintained during the Tendulkar Test match," MCA sources said here after a meeting of its Managing Committee chaired by President Sharad Pawar.

The cheapest daily ticket for the match, the fourth of the five-game rubber, would cost the fan Rs 100 to be seated in the Sunil Gavaskar East Stand (lower level), while the rate for the season ticket (all 5 days) has been kept at Rs 300 as compared to Rs 200 and Rs 500 three years ago.

File picture of Wankhede Stadium. Reuters

File picture of Wankhede Stadium. Reuters

Tickets for the upper tier of the same stand would cost Rs 150 (daily) and Rs 500 (season), respectively in comparison to Rs 300 and Rs 1,000 for the game against the West Indies in November 2013 where Tendulkar bid farewell.

There would also be a special enclosure in the Sachin Tendulkar stand in the north side of the stadium costing Rs 10,000 (season), which would be a hospitality enclosure and is set to attract fans from the visiting side like the "Balmy Army".

"They would be given snacks and lunch like we had done three years ago. We expect mostly visiting fans to buy them although Indians can also pick them up," the sources said.

The rates of tickets for other stands, like the Garware Club House, Vithal Divecha and Vijay Merchant, have also been slashed.

The costliest tickets have been reserved for the 15 and 20-seater corporate boxes at Rs 5 lakh and Rs 6.7 lakh, respectively for the duration of the game and the same seat would cost Rs 30,000 per day.

The corresponding rates were Rs 5 lakh and Rs 7 lakh in 2013.

Meanwhile, MCA have released two of its Ranji players   all-rounder Iqbal Abdullah and opener Bhavin Thakkar   to
play for Kerala in the coming Ranji season by giving them a no-objection certificate (NOC).

Published Date: Sep 01, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 01, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115