World Cup 2019 final tickets: James Neesham requests India fans to avoid profiteering from resale

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 13:22 IST Indian Cricket fans during India vs New Zealand semi-final at Old Trafford. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia fans had purchased a large number of tickets for the World Cup 2019 final scheduled to be held at Lord’sNeesham requested the Indian fans to sell their World Cup 2019 final tickets to “genuine cricket fans” The tickets of World Cup 2019 final at Lord’s are being resold for more than 50 times the original valueNew Zealand all-rounder James Neesham took to social media and made an appeal to Indian cricket fans to resell their tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final if they no longer wanted to watch it from the stands on the official platform for resale.India fans had purchased a large number of tickets for the World Cup 2019 final scheduled to be held at Lord’s in London. While India were favourites to play the final, Virat Kohli’s men were stunned in the semi-final by New Zealand in Manchester on Wednesday.Nearly 15,000 tickets out of 30,000 for the World Cup 2019 final at Lord’s were originally bought by the Indian fans. 41 percent of the ticket holders were registered as India supporters, according to The Guardian.Neesham requested the Indian fans to sell their World Cup 2019 final tickets to “genuine cricket fans” in case they aren’t interested.”Dear Indian cricket fans. If you don’t want to come to the final anymore then please be kind and resell your tickets via the official platform. I know it’s tempting to try to make a large profit but please give all genuine cricket fans a chance to go, not just the wealthy,” Neesham tweeted.Dear Indian cricket fans. If you don’t want to come to the final anymore then please be kind and resell your tickets via the official platform. I know it’s tempting to try to make a large profit but please give all genuine cricket fans a chance to go, not just the wealthyadvertisement Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 12, 2019International Cricket Council had said that the tickets for the final between England and New Zealand have already been sold for more than £2,000 on websites like StubHub and Viagogo.While fans are expected to resell their tickets on the official website of the cricket body, the final tickets are being resold for more than 50 times the original value.Notably, the semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday saw a lot of Indian fans at the stands as most of them had bought tickets for the 2nd semi-final well in advance.It seemed India would play the 2nd semi-final at Edgbaston but they leapfrogged Australia to finish on top of the points table on the last matchday of the group-stages and played the 1st semi-final in Manchester.Also Read | Rohit Sharma returns to India ahead of teammates after World Cup 2019 exitAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson, Joe Root stand a chance to eclipse Rohit Sharma as highest run-getterAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow James NeeshamFollow England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 final tickets: James Neesham requests India fans to avoid profiteering from resaleInternational Cricket Council issued a warning to fans to not risk purchasing exorbitantly priced World Cup final tickets from unofficial resale sites as they are likely to be canceled.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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