Mumbai: India crashed out of World Cup 2019 after suffering defeat against New Zealand in a rain-affected semi-final on Wednesday.Chasing 240 to win the first semifinal, India was dismissed for 221 with three balls remaining at Old Trafford.
However, Team India and its support staff and families of the Indian players are still stranded in England till the World Cup 2019 final, which is to be played between England and New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday. The players will arrive in India in batches as and when they get tickets.
"Most of the boys will be in Manchester till July 14 and leave from there. Tickets are being booked after the campaign came to an end yesterday," news agency IANS quoted sources as saying.
Even with no India in the final, Indians across the globe who have landed in or based out of the United Kingdom will be in majority during the World Cup 2019 final at the Lord's.
Many expected that Indian fans would be selling off their tickets for the final, which they have bought in anticipation of Virat Kohli and his team playing the final.
A visit to ICC's ticketing website indeed provided a confirmation that the resale traffic is really low. If a ticket buyer has registered himself with the website and someone in possession of tickets wants to sell off, the former gets an email confirmation.
The various price categories like bronze (95 pounds), silver (195 pounds), gold (295 pounds) and platinum (395 pounds) have sold out markers against them. Even the tickets for minors in all these categories which come for 20, 30 and 40 pounds respectively has also been sold out.
"The resale platform - has been busy with lots of people looking for tickets but very few selling. So interest is still high. We have the platform if they want to sell," an ICC spokesperson told PTI when asked if things would change post India's defeat.