Barabati stadium India-England ODI match ticket-sale to be cashless
Cuttack, Dec 18 (IANS) The sale of tickets for the One-Day International (ODI) match between India and England, to be played at Barabati stadium here on January 19, would be on cashless basis, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary Ashirbad Behera said on Sunday.
The OCA Secretary said a meeting of the association has decided that all payments above Rs 500 against bills from different parties would be made through bank cheque, draft or digital transactions.
He also said that people can purchase tickets for the match though debit cards and credit cards.
“Since there is a shortage of cash across the state due to demonetisation, we have decided to go cashless or allow digital transactions for the benefit of the people,” said Behera.
He said that while spectators can get tickets by paying cash up to Rs 2,000, digital transactions would be made above Rs 2,000.
The OCA would make available card-swipe machines at the ticket counters for the benefit of the people. Besides, ticket purchase can be done through e-wallet payment, he added.
Out of 43,000 tickets, 25 percent would be sold online. The online sale of tickets will be on January 2 while the OCA-affiliated agencies will sell tickets on January 14 and 15.
Tickets at the counters of the Barabati Stadium will be available on January 16 and 17.
England will play three ODIs against India, the match at Cuttack being the second match.