India-Pakistan T20 World Cup ticket prices touch astronomical figures

Prices of T20 World Cup match tickets for India and Pakistan clash touch astronomical figures.
Prices of T20 World Cup match tickets for India and Pakistan clash touch astronomical figures. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/ShareAlike 4.0 International

International matches featuring India and Pakistan always attract a massive crowd and fan following, especially because the two arch-rivals do not participate in bilateral matches due to the sour relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

The only time cricketing fans can see their sporting heroes competing with each other is during the grand ICC events.

Last year, India and Pakistan played against each other in the 50-over World Cup match in Ahmedabad where Rohit Sharma and his men emerged victorious.

The two nations will next meet during their T20 World Cup group stage clash in New York on June 9.

With the fervour around the heated match already rising, ticket prices have already touched astronomical figures in resale markets.

The original price of tickets was placed at $6. The price of premium tickets for the match was set at $400 without taxes.

On the resale website, VIP tickets for the same match are being offered for more than $40,000 each with fees close to $10,000 bringing the total price to more than $50,000. The cheapest ticket for the Pakistan vs. India match on StubHub is $1,259, as of Friday afternoon, reported USA Today.

On SeatGeek, the highest priced ticket for the Pakistan vs. India match is close to $175,000 with added $50,000 in fees bringing the total price to a little less than a quarter of a million dollars, the American newspaper reported.

The remaining ticket sale started on February 22

Remaining tickets after the public ballot went on sale on February 22, at 10h00am Antigua Standard Time.

Tickets are available to matches at venues in West Indies, with limited tickets available at USA venues following the ballot.

West Indies and the USA will host the tournament June 1 to June 29.

India and Pakistan have won the title in the past.

ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “With just 100 days to go until the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 there is huge anticipation from fans to witness what will be the largest ICC event ever played, with 20 international teams playing across nine host cities. A large proportion of the more than 3 million applications for tickets across the event were from our host countries, so we are confident that this event will not only entertain fans around the world but leave a lasting legacy that will help us continue to grow the sport across the Americas.”