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Mar 27, 2011 at 10:41pm IST

Mohali match ticket prices soar high

Mohali: It's more than three days now since tickets were sold out in Chandigarh and Mohali, but fans are still waiting in a hopeless quest for tickets at the Mohali stadium.

"I have come from Andhra to watch this match, but there is no ticket here. I have been waiting here since morning, but there is nothing available yet," said a cricket fan from Andhra Pradesh.

All in all, 16,000 tickets were released to the public - which were all sold out within hours. They were all snapped up so quickly that fans believe tickets were grabbed by black marketers.

Tickets in black have gone up to as high as Rs 1 lakh for a Rs 15,000 ticket while a Rs 10,000 ticket is now being sold at Rs 50,000. Tickets worth Rs 250 are fetching between Rs 15000 to Rs 20,000 each. Even lawmakers - used to getting VIP treatment, have sidelined.

There are no more tickets at sale at the Mohali stadium, but black marketing of tickets is ramphant. The police has arrested a person trying to black market the tickets. Nonetheless, the supply is so limited and demand is so high that there is no chance of anybody getting the tickets through the ticket counters here.

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