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Join Date: Jan 2012
Re: Cricket Discussion Thread
Well, there's a good reason for $2. Historically, Indian stadiums have been quite poor, facility wise. Most of the people who are relatively well off try to avoid the stadiums, unless they get a VIP ticket, or something.
BCCI figured that since they don't usually make a lot of money from ticket sales, they decided to have a full stadiums filled with fans rather than a few rich people clapping here and there. Since the average working class Indian can't afford multiple working days of Test Matches at upwards of $30.
Even at normal prices, Test match tickets in India will be cheaper than western countries due to Purchasing Power Parity. The epic match between India and Australia in 2001 at Kolkata with 90000+ people cheering on wouldn't be the same if the decided to have the same prices as Eng, Aus.
Oh and boards usually don't make their money through ticket sales. So, I don't even know why you bought it up. Test matches will never sell out as quickly as T20s in India (depending on opponent).
Last edited by Jammy; 09-13-2012 at 04:35 AM.