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Apr 02, 2011 at 01:44pm IST

Fans wait and watch as VIPs get WC tickets

Mumbai: As India readies for one of its biggest cricket matches ever, the World Cup final against Sri Lanka, the Wankhede stadium is a bustle of activity, with people from different parts of the country, and even, the world, waiting in long queues to get tickets.

To be a part of the World Cup final fever, they say no price is too great. With all the tickets sold out, frantic fans are willing to pay sky-high prices in black like Rs 35,000 for tickets worth Rs 1500.

Police reports say that dejected Pakistanis who now want to return home after their loss in Mohali, have also been black marketing their tickets for the final.

But it appears the stands will ultimately be filled with high-profile faces, with the Mumbai Cricket Association setting aside 250 tickets for ministers and bureaucrats. Disgruntled MLAs demanded that they be invited to the game as well.

The state government has requested fans not to come to Wankhede in search of tickets. But the question remains that with all the VIPs hogging the seats, where does that leave the fans?

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