The online sale of tickets for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League is going to buckle down on Thursday. The first leg of the tournament will be taken place in UAE due to the general election in India.
People can buy tickets online from the site: www.iplt20.com and www.ticketmaster.ae. The ticket will also be up for grabs at select Lulu Hypermarkets in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, from April 6 whereas the stadium box-office sale will lead up from April 10. The general election in India is starting to drop in from April 7 to May 12.
People can buy tickets from different connections. The minimal price for the Abu Dhabi matches has been set at AED 20 for a single match, and AED 30 for double-headers.
On the other hand, the price of tickets for one match has been set at AED 30 and AED 50 for a double-header. In Sharjah, tickets will start at AED 30 for a single match and AED 40 for the double-headers.
Eight teams are going to lock their horns against each other from April 16 to April 30 at three different locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The drive will be going at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, featuring on the genius of the last edition, Mumbai Indians and champion of the 2012 edition Kolkata Knight Riders on April 16.
The interim president of the BCCI Sunil Gavaskar has said, “I have passed a great deal of time over the years in this beautiful country and it feels great to watch the wildness and buzz being emerged prior to a tournament of this saturation, here in the UAE.”
The event is going to be very exciting for the cricketing society and the people of the UAE, the Chairman of the IPL governing council Ranjib Biswal believes. “I desire to thank the UAE government, the Emirates Cricket Board, the administrations of Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, as good as the three sports councils, for their support and commitment to host the IPL. The 20 matches to be recreated in the UAE will feature top cricketers from all over the globe. I am sure that the opportunity to see their heroes in action will inspire them to flock to the stadiums,” he stated.
The Emirates Cricket Board has a demonstrated track record in terms of hosting significant cricket series and tournaments. The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 was held here recently.