Ind vs West Indies Pune ODI on, ticket sales from today

Sports Reporter
Saturday, 13 October 2018

After some deliberations and early doubts, the MCA International Cricket Stadium, in Gahunje, on the outskirts of the city is all set to host the third One Day International between India and West Indies on 
October 27.

Pune: After some deliberations and early doubts, the MCA International Cricket Stadium, in Gahunje, on the outskirts of the city is all set to host the third One Day International between India and West Indies on 
October 27.

With the recent dispute between the BCCI and the state associations about the allocation of complimentary passes, ticket sales for the third of the five-match ODI series will begin from today (October 13) at 10 am, Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) declared on Friday in an emailed statement.

The development also comes after the MCA Secretary Riyaz Bagwan had asked `10 crores from the BCCI so that the state association could smoothly host the ODI.

MCA also gave the details of the tickets rates which start at Rs 800 and go up to Rs 3500, with corporate boxes priced at Rs 6 lakh each.  Fans can procure tickets via the two options; online via www.bookmyshow.com and physical tickets from two outlets in the city — PYC Hindu Gymkhana, off Bhandarkar road and the MCA’s International Stadium, Gahunje. Counters between 10 am to 6 pm.

The ODI is the fourth-ever to be played at the stadium after previously hosting Australia, England and New Zealand. Team India’s last international outing against New Zealand,  exactly a year and two days before this year’s match turned out to be a dramatic one for off-the-field controversy. MCA curator Pandurang Salgaonkar found himself in a hot water after a TV sting showed him apparently agreeing to tamper the pitch for the ODI, for which the former Maharashtra pacer served a six-month suspension.

The last time West Indies played an ODI in Pune was during the 1996 World Cup and lost to Kenya by 73 runs in a game played at the Nehru Stadium. On the other hand, India cruised to a comfortable win against Kiwis last year, a match which will forever be remembered by the ‘Pitch Saga’.

Stand & ticket rates
    West Stand and East Stand (` 800)
    South Upper (` 1100)
    South Lower (` 2000)
    South West & South East stand (` 1750)
    North West & North East Stand (`1750)
    North Stand (` 2000)
    South Pavilion Stand A & B (` 3500)

BCCI moves Mumbai ODI to CCI
Mumbai (PTI): The fourth One-Day International between India and West Indies was Friday shifted from the Wankhede Stadium here to the Cricket Club of India (CCI). The BCCI has formally announced that the match will now be held at the Brabourne Stadium on October 29. “Under the instructions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators, the fourth One-day International match between India and Windies scheduled on 29th October at Wankhede Stadium has been shifted to Cricket Club of India, Mumbai,” the BCCI said in a statement. The need for a shift in venue arose due to original host , the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) citing it’s inability to issue tenders to the vendors for the ODI. The city’s cricket body had already cited its inability in hosting the ODI at the Wankhede Stadium, primary because of financial constraints. on Thursday, the MCA officials had met a senior BCCI official and had appraised him of the difficulties. They had even suggested that the Board should host the game. The Bombay High Court, earlier this year, had appointed a Committee of Administrators for the MCA comprising two retired judges, who relinquished their charge on September 14. Since then, there has been no clarity on who would operate the MCA bank account. The picturesque Brabourne Stadium, located minutes away from the Wankhede Stadium, has hosted international matches in the past besides practice games of visiting international teams. The CCI last hosted an international game in 2009, a Test match against Australia.

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