New Delhi: Cricket's most seeked out game has seen a fever sweep Kolkata, with the craze for Saturday's India-Pakistan World Twenty 20 match tickets reaching its loudest point.
The Eden Gardens in Kolkata is set to host the mother off all battles and the Cricket Association of Bengal official on Wednesday said that several stadiums can be filled up as the demand has reached sky-high.
"Several Eden Gardens can be filled up, such is the demand," said CAB.
The historic venue which is set to host the big clash, has a capacity of 65,000 presently which is around 35,000 less than what is used to be six years back.
Tickets for international matches are usually sold, outside the nearby Mohammedan tent. But this time a giant yellow banner has been fixed which says: "No tickets will be sold from the counter."
With tickets being booked through online, there were fans queing up in front of the counters in search of the paper printed tickets.
Reports claim that the tickets are priced at Rs.1,500, Rs.1,000 and Rs.500.
Besides the online system, tickets were also given to each of the 121 CAB affiilaite units. There were also an undiclosed number of complimentary tickets.
A CAB official said that there isn't going to be enough place in the stadium to accommodate everyone.
"The demand for the tickets is huge according to the information I have received. It is going to be filled to the capacity this Saturday. We don't think there's enough place in the stadium to accommodate everyone who wants to book a ticket here. We can fill several Eden Gardens," a senior Cricket Association of Bengal official said.
Earlier, the online process to register for the lottery system for the contest on March 19, started at 12 noon last Saturday for a 48-hour window.
(With IANS inputs)