The event is scheduled for November 23 at the YSR ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium. (PTI File Image)
VISHAKHAPATNAM: Cricket frenzy here has reached a feverish pitch as the highly anticipated T20 match between India and Australia saw tickets flying off the counters within hours of their release.
The event is scheduled for November 23 at the YSR ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium.
The sale commenced on Friday morning across designated venues: the cricket stadium 'B' ground in PM Palem, the Indira Priyadarshini municipal stadium in I Town, and Rajiv Gandhi indoor stadium in Gajuwaka. However, the counters closed within no time.
A woman, who waited for hours since the morning, fainted due to the extreme heat on the IGMS premises.
Andhra cricket association secretary S.R. Gopinath Reddy personally oversaw the proceedings and ensured a smooth ticketing process. Separate counters for men and women existed at various locations.
"Around 6,000 tickets have been made available and the response has been overwhelming. All tickets have been swiftly sold out," Reddy said.
District collector Mallikarjuna thanked the city police for maintaining peace during the ticket sale.
In view of the heavy demand, the organisers have promised to offer tickets at the counters on Saturday as well. The tickets are priced at ` 600 to `3,500.
For those who purchased tickets online, redemption counters are functional at the IPM stadium in I Town, the RGI stadium in Gajuwaka until November 22. Offline ticket redemption is available at the counter in Stadium 'B' ground in PM Palem until November 23.