IPL Final 2023: Stampede Bursts Out At Narendra Modi Stadium! Cheated Fans Mob Ticket Office To Collect Physical Copies Of Tickets Despite Online Bookings
MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings will play their 10th final on May 28 at Ahmedabad and the buzz is IPL 2023 will be Dhoni’s last appearance
MS Dhoni is all set to play yet another Indian Premier League (IPL) final and fans have been lining up to watch him. However, the huge demand among fans, for the summit clash of the sixteenth edition of the tournament, has broken out colossal chaos at the Narendra Modi stadium as fans struggled to collect their tickets.
Fans rushed in to collect tickets at the stadium leading to a stampede, in spite of BCCI partnering with Paytm to sell online tickets. Incidentally, albeit of the online bookings, the spectators need to collect the physical copy from the stadium.
Thanks to this rule, fans flocked to the ticket office at the stadium, under the scorching heat waiting for their turn. Now, a video of the chaos breaking loose has gone viral on the internet and things seem to have taken a turn for the worst.
Fans, the biggest stakeholders in Indian cricket, obviously felt cheated upon learning they are required to collect physical copies of their tickets.
A fan took to his Twitter handle and posted a video which saw him saying that he paid the convenience fee to the ticket-booking website and yet he was at the stadium, standing in a long queue, to collect a physical copy, without which he would not be allowed inside the stadium to watch the final.
Look at the scenarios personal experience of ticket buying problems created by paytm final tickets after buying tickets and taking payment these are the problems we are facing @IPL @JayShah @GCAMotera . pic.twitter.com/H8G3LvxcWi— Rahul Modi (@rahulm0902) May 25, 2023
Hey @paytminsider in the ipl final booking ticket page it is showing coming soon, will the ticket window again open? pic.twitter.com/1Xmj7Ypsl7— Himanshu jain (@himanshu_jain7) May 25, 2023
Several other Tweets made similar claims and it features how fans are upset with the ticket booking process. A fan alleged that tickets went missing seconds after they were open for sale.
The shocking development comes after Chennai booked their place in the final by beating Gujrat Titans in Qualifier 1. Titans will play Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 and the winner of this match will meet CSK at Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad.
Earlier, MI had beaten Lucknow Super Giants in Eliminator to earn a spot in the next round of the playoffs.
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