The second One-Day International between India and Windies has been shifted to Vishakapatnam from Indore, BCCI announced on October 3 (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, the Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium will now host the ODI on Wednesday (October 24) instead of the Holkar Cricket Stadium. However, BCCI is yet to confirm the reason for the same.
As per reports, BCCI were at constant loggerheads with Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) over the distribution of complimentary tickets. As per the new BCCI constitution, 90 percent tickets out of the total stadium capacity should be for public sale.
This leaves just 10 percent of complimentary tickets with the state board, which was 2700 tickets. But the BCCI’s requirement for “various sections of BCCI stakeholders like sponsors, teams, BCCI members, BCCI sub-committee etc” in the hospitality pavilion section has caused the issue.
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“The managing committee of MPCA has decided that it is not possible to organise the second ODI between India and West Indies in Indore if BCCI doesn’t back down from its demand for complimentary tickets. We have intimated BCCI,” MPCA joint secretary Milind Kanmadikar told PTI.
“We cannot accept BCCI’s demand for hospitality tickets. MPCA have only 7000 seats in the pavilion (hospitality) gallery and going by 10 percent, we will only have 700 seats. Now if we give five percent of that, we will have only 350 hospitality tickets,” Kanmadikar concluded. .
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