IND vs SA: Tickets for second T20I encounter at Guwahati sold out
The second T20I encounter will be played on October 2.
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Team India is set to take on South Africa in the second T20I match to be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on October 2 (Sunday). Meanwhile, the tickets for the match have already been sold out with the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) expecting a full house on the day of action.
While more than 21,000 tickets were sold online, about 12,000 tickets were made available for the public through the district associations which were purchased by the fans through the counters.
The tickets were sold in no time: ACA secretary Devajit Saikia
ACA secretary Devajit Saikia said, as quoted by NDTV, "We are expecting a full house. Out of about 38,000 seats, 21,200 were for the general public and the tickets were sold online in two phases. The tickets were sold out in no time. Usually, 40-50 percent of tickets sent to the districts return unsold. This time, hardly 100 tickets have come back to us."
The remaining tickets are sent to state associations while some of them are given as complimentary passes to special guests and invitees. The venue has a total seating capacity of 39,500, but 1,500 are "killed seats" as the view of the field is not available from there.
"The fact that the ticket sale was completely transparent ensured that genuine lovers of the game will get an opportunity to watch their favorite players in action. There is unprecedented enthusiasm among them. Crowd management, security, and traffic arrangements are foolproof with all agencies working in coordination," he said.
As mentioned above, both India and South Africa will take on each other in the second T20I encounter on Sunday. The Men in Blue thrashed the Proteas side in the first match as they managed to cross the 100-run mark with great difficulties in their allotted 20 overs.
South Africa bowlers did manage to take two crucial wickets for their team, but opener KL Rahul and batter Suryakumar Yadav stroked excellent fifties and ensured that the home team wins the contest easily in the end.