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Gone in 120 sec: IPL final tickets vanish in 2 min


HYDERABAD: Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie's edge-of-the-seat mystery 'Gone in 60 seconds', released at the turn of the millennium, had enthralled movie goers. On Tuesday, BCCI produced its own spectacular mystery, which could be termed 'Gone in 120 seconds'.

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Tickets for the final of IPL 2019 have been sold off in just over two minutes, which has no longer handiest left the cricket enthusiasts top and dry but in addition raised questions about transparency and accountability.

On Tuesday, BCCI publish tickets on the market without any prior understand. It stuck the enthusiasts through wonder but what adopted was once worse. The sale of tickets was once announced in the morning via a flyer and the enthusiasts who logged in to shop for have been in for a shock because the tickets have been 'sold' inside no time.

"How can all the tickets be sold within minutes? It is quite baffling and the BCCI has to give an answer for depriving the fans of a chance to watch the final," a former HCA executive committee member said.

The stadium capability is over 39,000. Usually around 25,000 to 30,000 tickets are sold but this time no one is conscious about the collection of tickets market it. According to resources, tickets in the denomination of Rs 1000, Rs 1500, Rs 2000, Rs 2500, Rs 5000, Rs 10000, Rs 12500, Rs 15000 and Rs 22500 have been supposed to be sold. But EventsNow had handiest sold tickets in the Rs 1500, Rs 2000, Rs 2500 and Rs 5000 denomination.


What has took place to the tickets of the other rates? Where have they gone? These have been the questions enthusiasts requested.


Attempts to determine the collection of tickets market it went in useless.


"I cannot give any details. We are selling tickets that have been given to us. It is the BCCI who should give out the details; we are not authorised to do so," Sudheer Reddy of EventsNow said.


"EventsNow or the BCCI should come out in the open and clear the air," an HCA professional said at the condition of anonymity.


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