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Fans flock for tickets in Mirpur

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 19 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Fans flock for tickets in Mirpur
Bangladesh fans stand in a queue in front of Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday to buy tickets for the first T20 match against Pakistan. A cricket fan is seen showing his ticket in the insert. – TANVIN TAMIM

Fans gathered at large on Thursday to buy tickets for the first T20 international between Bangladesh and Pakistan, scheduled to be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur today.

With Bangladeshi fans finally getting an opportunity to watch a live cricket match from the gallery after nearly 21 months, a large number of cricket fans arrived at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in Mirpur to purchase the match tickets.

Although the ticket selling started at 09:00am, many fans including young girls stood in lines from 06:30am in order to get match tickets.

Many fans, however, expressed their frustration for the long wait in line to get tickets while some showed dissatisfaction regarding the BCB’s decision of selling one ticket to an individual person.

There was also an allegation of selling tickets in black as a Club House ticket, which costs Tk 300, was seen to be sold at Tk 1000 by this reporter at Gate No. 01 of the stadium on Thursday evening.

The BCB is only allowing 50 percent of spectators in the gallery for the match days and the fans aged 18 and above will need to show match tickets as well vaccine certificates to enter the stadium.

The last time the spectators in Bangladesh had a chance to watch a live cricket match from the gallery was back in February-March last year when the Tigers hosted Zimbabwe in a bilateral series.