PSL ticket sales turns into fiasco

Pakistani cricket fans queue to buy tickets for the forthcoming PSL final outside a bank in Lahore .—AFP

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) final ticket sales has turned into a fiasco since the counters opened Wednesday.

Punjab government, on Monday gave a go-ahead call for the PSL to host the match at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on March 5 after weeks of speculations due to security fears.

Scores of people across the country, since, are eager to watch the match from the stands. However, buying the ticket has not been an easy job for them.

The tickets were made available in prices of Rs. 500, Rs. 8000 and Rs. 12000.

The Rs. 500 tickets, numbered 10,000, were supposed to be available at the Bank of Punjab but seem to have vanished now as thousands of people protest outside different branches of the bank.

The Rs. 8000 and Rs. 12000 tickets were made available online but aspiring spectators have faced problems with that too.

A group of friends had their tickets cancelled just after they booked them and were not even refunded the payment after that. The online ticket seller sent them emails that the refund will take place in seven working days, one of them told ARY.

According to reports, a man was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency for selling Rs. 500 tickets for Rs. 3000 each.