The response from the public for the second India-England Test starting on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has been encouraging with Rs 30 lakh worth tickets already sold by match hosts Mumbai Cricket Association.
"We expect a minimum crowd of 25,000 for the first three days of the game which fall on week-end. We are quite pleased with the response. Around 13,000 tickets are available for the public to be purchased from the ticket counters or online," said MCA vice-president Vinod Deshpande on the eve of the match in Mumbai.
The lowest-price daily ticket costs Rs 50 while the most cost-effective season ticket is Rs 150, both for the popular Sunil Gavaskar stand (lower tier) while the upper tier season tickets, plus for other public stands cost Rs 150 (daily) and Rs 600 (for five days) respectively, according to Deshpande.
After the 2011 World Cup games MCA has outsourced ticket sales to be sold on bookmyshow.com, he said.
Wankhede is hosting its 23rd Test match and it may also be the last game to be played by Sachin Tendulkar, who is at the fag-end of his glittering career, at his home ground.