Ticket prices for World Cup finals reach 16,000 pounds after Indians resell tickets

Almost 41% of the tickets for the finals of the World Cup 2019 had been bought by Indians
Ticket prices for World Cup finals reach 16,000 pounds after Indians resell ticketsTicket prices for World Cup finals reach 16,000 pounds after Indians resell tickets
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England cricket fans have been asked not to buy exorbitantly priced World Cup final tickets from unofficial resale sites, after the tickets for the finals were being sold for as much as 16,000 pounds. 

The ICC is trying to clamp down on sites such as StubHub and Viagogo, resale sites, where the tickets for the finals against New Zealand are already being sold for more than 2.000 pounds. 

The ICC is also looking to cancel tickets that are bought on resale from unofficial sites, after reports emerged that a fan had offered his final ticket costing 295 pounds for more than 16,000 pounds. 

Steve Elworthy, the managing director of the World Cup, stated that it was disappointing to see tickets being sold again at vastly inflated prices. 

“We are doing our utmost to limit the secondary ticket market, however, a lack of legislation in the UK means we are restricted in the preventative action we can take to stop fans being ripped off and forced to pay over the odds,” he said. “We have been and will continue to cancel the accounts and tickets we see being sold on secondary sites.

“The only way fans can guarantee their ticket will be valid is to buy it from the official ticket resale platform, which allows fans unable to attend the remaining matches to sell to other genuine fans at face value. Anyone purchasing tickets from an unauthorised source, either online or in person, faces the risk of being left out of pocket and unable to enter the venue.”

The ICC has announced that it will release 200 more tickets for Sunday's game, and that there will be more after the deadline to resell their tickets on the official site has been extended till Saturday. 

The ICC also dismissed views that Lord's will be empty on Sunday, as almost 41% of the total tickets had been bought by Indians. 

England are the favourites to win their first World Cup on Sunday, after they reached the finals for the first time since 1992 by bulldozing Australia in the semis.

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