Dharamsala: God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar's imminent knock in the land of gods has sent the excitement quotient soaring across the boundary. His fans are desperately awaiting his first ever match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association's (HPCA) sole venue, located at an altitude of 4,000 feet above sea level here, May 18 when Mumbai Indians take on Kings XI Punjab.
"Most of the tickets for the second IPL match here have been sold out well in advance. Only a handful of tickets, that too in the expensive blocks, are available," HPCA press secretary Mohit Sood said.
He said it's only the craze of the fans to witness Tendulkar's batting in the newly-constructed international ground that has created the buzz.
"The demand for tickets for the second match is more compared to the first one (Delhi Daredevils versus Kings XI Punjab May 16)," he added....more
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