Sports Desk. After India’s spectacular victory against New Zealand (IND beat NZ in Semifinals) in the first semi-final of the ongoing Cricket World Cup (ICC Cricket World Cup 2023), Australia (IND vs AUS) will face Australia (IND vs AUS) in Ahmedabad (Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad) on 19 November. The excitement for the much awaited final match against India is at its peak. Kangaroo team’s three-wicket victory over South Africa (AUS beat SA in Semifinals) in the second semi-final played in Kolkata (Eden Gardens, Kolkata) has further increased the excitement of cricket fans. With a large number of cricket fans arriving in Ahmedabad, bookings for hotels and air fares have already started skyrocketing. Read More – ICC CWC 2023: When Mohammed Shami became a lethal bowler with the white ball, his childhood coach said, practiced with wet balls for 3-4 hours.
Let us tell you that online sale of tickets for the final match was opened on 13th November and all the tickets were sold instantly. The cheapest ticket price on ‘Book My Show’ was Rs 10,000. There is huge competition for tickets of other stalls also. Despite the counter being closed, crowds of devotees are gathering. In view of this, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had to announce that cricket fans should collect their tickets from the counters two days in advance.
It is noteworthy that there has been an unprecedented increase in hotel rates in Ahmedabad for the next two days. The price of one night in normal hotels is touching Rs 10,000, while the cost of spending one night in four and five star hotels is a whopping Rs 1 lakh. Due to extraordinary demand, the rooms of the city’s five star ITC Narmada, Courtyard by Marriott, Hyatt and Taj Skyline are full for 19 November. A large number of those making advance booking are non-resident Indians.
The price of air tickets to Ahmedabad also increased by more than 100 times, with Google Flights data indicating a huge increase in the price of round-trip flight tickets during the final match months earlier. On November 18, the price of flight ticket from Delhi to Ahmedabad has now increased to more than Rs 15,000. For this high voltage match, more than 5,000 home guards including 10,000 police personnel will be deployed in the stadium and sensitive areas of the city.