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Thursday, February 24, 2011

India v England Cricket World Cup 2011 Ticket Sale

India v England: ticket shortage for key Cricket World Cup 2011 match.

Cricket fans clash with police
India v England: ticket shortage for key Cricket World Cup 2011 match sees angry fans clash with police.

Fans queueing to buy tickets for England's World Cup match against India have clashed with police outside the stadium in Bangalore.

Policemen used force against a crowd of many thousands, after the 7,500 tickets on sale for Sunday's match ran out this morning.

It was reported that at least two people were taken to hospital, but M Chinnaswamy Stadium security officer Ratnakar Salunke confirmed the admissions were as a result of exhaustion after many hours queueing rather than injury caused by violence.

The majority of tickets are thought to have been made available to sponsors and commercial partners.

The Group B match had to be switched from the 90,000-capacity Eden Gardens in Kolkata to the Bangalore ground, which holds 38,000, because the original venue was not ready in time.

When it was announced the final batch of tickets would go on sale, Indian supporters began queueing at least a day beforehand.

Mr Salunke said: "The crowd was so huge that there was not a sufficient number of tickets.

"When the tickets ran out, they didn't believe it. So that's when some of them tried to get in themselves."

He made it clear, though, that both the method of selling - and police intervention - is standard practice in his country.

"This is how we sell tickets for major matches," he said.

"It is usual that crowds are dispersed like this with a small amount of force."

Dave Lindahl

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