GUWAHATI: The upcoming third T20 match between India and Australia at Barsapara Stadium is generating substantial excitement among fans in the city, but recent developments have cast a shadow over the event.
A day before the much-anticipated encounter, reports of the illegal reselling of premium tickets for the match are doing the rounds in the Internet.
According to a local news website, one Jaydev Parikh from Gujarat was attempting to allegedly sell 10 premium tickets, drawing attention from authorities after his social media post went viral.
In the now-deleted post, Parikh shared an image of the 10 tickets, inviting those interested in “watching the players from the closest” to contact him.
He also provided a phone number, and the tickets were priced at Rs 3000 each.
Another user, Udhas Tejas has also followed suit.
Like Parikh’s, he too shared a phone number with pictures of three tickets of the South End Block D, encouraging prospective buyers to make contact.
The authorities are yet to respond to the incidents.
Meanwhile, Team India reached Guwahati on Monday.
As they arrived at their hotels ahead of the match, preparations were underway for a potential series-sealing victory if they emerge triumphant.
Traffic police have already imposed restrictions on vehicle movement in anticipation of tomorrow’s rush.
In terms of the venue’s cricket history, India has played three matches at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, winning one, losing one, and one game ending with no result.
Australia has played one match at the venue, securing a victory.
India’s highest score in the stadium is 237 against South Africa, while Australia’s highest score is 122 in 15.3 over against the hosts in the stadium.
A win tomorrow will make the five-match series 3-0 in India’s favour.