India vs England: MCA announces tickets for first ODI have sold out

Pune: The Maharashtra Cricket Association has announced that tickets for the first One-Day International cricket match between hosts India and England, scheduled on 15 January, 2017 at the MCA's International Stadium, Gahunje, here, have been sold out.

 India vs England: MCA announces tickets for first ODI have sold out

File photo of India's Virat Kohli. Reuters

Ticket sales for the day-night fixture commenced on 15 December and were sold out in 12 days, MCA said in a media release, adding that bookings for both physical and online tickets have thus, ended.

As a result of the sell-out, the stadium will have a total capacity of 37,406 in attendance at the game, the second ODI to be hosted at the stadium after a three-year gap, the release said.

The last time an ODI was played at the MCA Stadium was the India-Australia encounter on 13 October, 2013.

"This is a great moment for MCA. Among many reasons for this sell-out include, the current form of the Indian team, the long gap since the last ODI was played in Pune, the following that the sport has in India and undoubtedly the Punekars," said MCA President, Ajay Shirke.

England is set to play three ODIs, with the other two scheduled to be played at Cuttack (19 January) and Kolkata (22 January) on their return to the country after the Christmas and New Year break.

Afterwards, the two teams are also set to play three T20 Internationals between 26 January and 1 February at Kanpur, Nagpur and Bengaluru.

Updated Date: Dec 28, 2016 15:23:56 IST