IND vs AUS: PCA reports 40% ticket sales for India vs Australia T20I despite online outage on Day 1

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The IS Bindra PCA International Stadium in Mohali opened ticket sales for the September 20th T20 match between India and Australia on Monday, with supporters facing many difficulties throughout the day as they tried to reserve their seats.

According to the details, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), 40% of the 27,000 capacity tickets for the next India-Australia T20I through online ticketing platform Paytm/Insider.

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IS Bindra PCA International Stadium will host India vs Australia’s first T20I

Tickets would go on sale on Sunday, September 11.

The date of online ticket sales has been pushed back a day after Sunday was declared a day of national mourning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Despite the delays and pervasive glitches on the online portal, about half of the 27,000-capacity stadium was sold out.

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Explaining the structure of ticket sales, Dilsher Khanna, secretary of the PCA, told The Bharat Express News:

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“We have already sold about 40 percent of the IS Bindra PCA International Stadium capacity through online sales. This was the first lot allocated to the online platform on Monday.”

“The PCA provides the remaining 10 percent of total ticket sales on Tuesday, 10 percent on Wednesday, and 10 percent on Thursday.”

PCA decided to convert their ticket sales entirely online, with the stadium awarding tickets only to those who qualified under the student category.

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“The other 30 percent of the tickets are student tickets, which are sold through the ticket offices in the stadium, and free passes. We will be asking the online platforms today about the delay/delay in the ticketing process and hopefully it will be resolved,” Khanna added.

The first match between India and Australia will be played at IS Bindra International Stadium in Mohali, with the remaining two matches being played in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad.

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Australia have won their last three T20Is against India away from home, including a 2-0 series win here in 2019. However, India won the final match between the two teams in March 2016 in Mohali.

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