India vs Australia: ODI tickets at Kolkata's Eden Gardens set to cost more due to GST

The minimum price of the ticket for the Kolkata ODI was on Saturday increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 650 after applying 28 per cent GST.

PTI, August 19, 2017

Kolkata: The prices of the tickets of the One-day match between India and Australia, to be held in Kolkata next month, will be costlier as 28 per cent GST has been imposed as per government regulation.

The minimum price of the ticket was on Saturday increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 650 after applying 28 per cent GST. Likewise, other tickets would cost Rs. 1300 and Rs. 1900, up from Rs 1000 and Rs. 1500 respectively.

File photo of Eden Gardens. Getty

File image of Eden Gardens. Getty

"Ticket prices have remained the same, just the GST has been added," Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB's) president Sourav Ganguly said after its working committee meeting on Saturday.

The Eden Gardens will host one of the ODIs of the five- match India-Australia series, tentatively on 21 September.

Kolkata will host a Test during Sri Lanka's tour to India in November. However, GST will not have any effect on the ticket prices of the five-day game.

"Test tickets are sold on a daily basis. It's Rs. 100 tickets, so there's no GST," said Ganguly.

Meanwhile, the former India skipper said it would be tough for Australia to beat India at home, especially with their ace paceman Mitchell Starc being rested as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.

"It would not be easy to beat India," said Ganguly.

Updated Date: Aug 19, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114