Ticket sale rises with a possible Indo-Pak clash

Updated: Mar 22, 2011, 17:27 PM IST

Chandigarh: With India-Pakistan semifinal clash in the World Cup a theoretical possibility, tickets have been selling like hot cakes for match scheduled on March 30 to be hosted by Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here.

If India win against Australia and Pakistan beat West Indies in their quarterfinal ties, the arch-rivals will meet at Mohali, one of the two semifinal venues.

"If both India and Pakistan win their quarterfinal games, Mohali will be able to witness a dream match," an excited Class XI student of a local school, Siddharth Gupta said after purchasing a ticket.

PCA Joint Secretary, G S Walia confirmed that there has been a brisk sale of tickets. "There has been a brisk sale of tickets for the semifinal match. A total of 9920 tickets have been sold on the opening day on Monday at various branches of Central Bank of India including the two gates of PCA stadium, Mohali," said Walia.

One bank branch in Panchkula, three branches in Chandigarh and one branch in Mohali are selling the tickets for this match, but the maximum rush was at the gates of PCA stadium, Walia said. The remaining tickets are being sold today at two gates of PCA stadium.