HPCA confirms recovery of fake tickets in Dharamsala ODI

Updated: Jan 28, 2013, 19:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) on Monday confirmed that recovery of fake tickets from several cricket fans during the final ODI between England and India held here and reported it to the local police.

"Officials at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and KyaZoonga, it`s ticketing partner, have confirmed that they identified and caught a few counterfeit/fake tickets during the first ODI held at Dharamsala on Sunday during the time of ticket checking at the gates and immediately brought it to the attention of the local police officials present at the match," the association said in a statement.

The police, during the match, had detected around 50 fake tickets of different stands varying from the value of Rs 1,000 to 5,000 and were found scanned with fake official signatures and seat numbers.

HPCA said they are cooperating with the authorities in the inquiry.

"Our joint teams are providing all cooperation to the local police in their efforts to bring the perpetrators to book," it said.