Ticket sales for KTK-CSK match from Thursday

Updated: Apr 13, 2011, 22:30 PM IST

Kochi: Ticket sales for the IPL match between Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Chennai Super Kings on April 18 here will begin from Thursday.

The tickets priced between Rs 400 to Rs 15,000 would be available at 28 branches of the Federal Bank in Kerala.

These branches would remain open on all days despite public holidays. The tickets would also be available at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium counters, GCDA and marine drive, Kerala Cricket Association sources said.

Cricket lovers can also book tickets online.

There were some apprehensions about the ticket sales for the April 18 match after the Kochi Corporation took time to affix its seals on the tickets.

The corporation had asked details of the ticket sales for the first match of KTK on Apr 9 against Royal challengers Bangalore.

The 55,000 crowd capacity Jawaharlal Nehru stadium was half-empty during the opening match.

The the official ticketing partner of KTK, had submitted about 50,000 tickets to the corporation on Monday for affixing the seal.

There are four public holidays, including Kerala`s Vishu festival falling on April 15, before the CSK match.

The corporation had given 50 per cent entertainment tax waiver. The management, which had paid about Rs one crore as tax for the previous match, has been asked to cough up another Rs 1.30 crore for the second match.

The team management has already paid an advance of Rs 55 lakh to the corporation.