Three people arrested by Indore police for black marketing of IPL tickets

Three people arrested by Indore police for black marketing of IPL tickets

Indore's Holkar Stadium is the 'home ground' of IPL team Kings XI Punjab.

Indore Ranji Trophy 2016-17
Indore. (Photo by Global Cricket Ventures/BCCI/Getty Images)

The Indian Premier league is the most entertaining and the biggest domestic tournament in India and the craze of the fans can already be felt. People come to the stadium in numbers to witness their favourite teams in action in the cash-rich league and the availability of tickets has always been an issue for people. The stadiums are always fully packed during the Indian Premier League and tickets are sold at an alarming rate which clearly portrays the love the people of the country has for the beautiful game of cricket.

As there are limited seats available in the stadium, people go beyond their boundaries to get hold of tickets. Also, black marketing of tickets has been a good source of income for people as there are loads in need of tickets.

“Today, three people were arrested by the crime branch of city police, in separate cases, for selling tickets of the Indian Premier League matches here (Indore) in the black markets,” Additional Superintendent of Police Amrendra Singh quoted India Today “On a tip-off, we arrested Vijay and another person, his accomplice, from Maharani Road area for black-marketing of tickets costing Rs 1600 and Rs 2200, and seized 15 tickets”

“The tickets had been booked online and being sold at double the price”

In another case, a person called Anil from Bhawarkua was arrested by the crime branch of police for selling fake tickets of IPL matches and seized 15 tickets.

Indore’s Holkar Stadium is the ‘home ground’ of IPL team Kings XI Punjab. The Kings XI team would take on the Rising Pune Super Giant on April 8, Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 10, and the Mumbai Indians on April 20 in their home ground.  The team would also be hoping to lift the title for the first time under the guidance of their director of cricket operations Virender Sehwag.