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Organisers scrap online ticket sale for World Cup final

Mumbai: The organisers on Tuesday scrapped the online ticket booking system for the World Cup final here after the website crashed within hours of business yesterday and the tickets will now be sold through online lottery.

None of the 1,000 tickets available online could be sold yesterday after the system at website went down soon after opening for business at 1pm IST due to heavy traffic.

Millions of fans tried to buy tickets for the April 2 final in Mumbai`s newly-renovated Wankhede Stadium.

Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty said the organizing committee will now sell the 1,000 tickets allocated for the online sale through a lottery.

"We will announce a date and time when people can apply online for the tickets and later after a draw is held those winning their bids will be asked to buy the same online," said Shetty, who is also Maharashtra Cricket Association, treasurer.

"We will also make sure that one person cannot buy more than two tickets," he said.

Just 4,500 tickets are on sale for public for the April 2 final, and out of them 1,000 were to be sold online.

The MCA is obligated to offer the International Cricket Council 8,500 tickets and the remaining to be distributed through its clubs and other cricket authorities.


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