New Delhi: With just ten days to go for players to arrive in India for the ICC World T20, BCCI is yet to make match tickets available for fans.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the Indian board's Mumbai headquarters has been receiving angry telephone calls and hate mails from cricket lovers due to this delay.
Anger of the fans stems the fact that their plans to book travel tickets and accommodation have been in a limbo.
“This is not a usual delay, this is an alarming delay. Fans, operators and sponsors call us daily but we tell them that it will get sorted out soon. Many of our officials have been receiving hate mails from fans across India and abroad,” said a BCCI source.
Despite the World Cup being an ICC event, it is BCCI's responsibility as the host nation to take care of all matters related to the match tickets.
“To start the sale of tickets isn’t a simple switch-on process. It takes time. We need to fix pricing, pay entertainment tax, get clearances. All this takes time. This is unprecedented and it’s all because of Delhi,” said the source.