Cuttack, 30/11: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) this time has taken adequate precautionary measures to prevent irregularities in the online ticket sale, as had happened last year during Indian-Srilanka one day match. Paytm has been entrusted with responsibility of online ticket sale, said OCA secretary Sanjay Behera.
The commissionerate police had advised the OCA to take adequate precautionary measures for the coming India-West Indies match scheduled to be played at Barabati Stadium here on December 22, said the OCA secretary.
There were widespread irregularities in online ticket sale for the India-Srilanka one day cricket match held at Barabati Stadium in January last year. An organization named as “Get to The Game” was entrusted with the online ticket sale. However, Vinay Kumar, an employee of the organization had printed 1500 tickets more than the capacity and sold it online.
The security personnel had not allowed the people with fake tickets which did not carry the seat number and the signature of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). As a result, the fake ticket holders could not get the opportunity to watch the match.
This time, police commissionerate has advised the OCA to prevent any untoward situation. “ There will be no problem this time as Paytm has been entrusted with the responsibility of online ticket sale, “said OCA secretary.
The online ticket sale for the December 22 match will begin from coming Thursday (December 5). This time, lesser number of tickets will be sold as the Gallery No 7, which has been declared unsafe, has been closed for the viewers’ safety.