According to reports, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is considering raising ticket prices for the first Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and Sri Lanka on January 3 at the Wankhede Stadium by 10 to 15 percent.
According to reports, the MCA’s Apex Council met on December 9 to decide whether or not to raise ticket prices.
The climb in cost comes on the rear of inflated expenses and financial plans, which go behind facilitating a worldwide T20 apparatus.
It should be noted that the subsidized rates are expected to remain unchanged while the public tickets will be subject to the increased fare. The Times of India was informed by a source:
“Since costs have increased and the budget for organizing a T20I has increased since then, we felt it was necessary to slightly raise public ticket prices. The MCA’s clubs and donors’ (7,000) discounted ticket prices will not change.”
Wankhede Stadium is slated to host the first ODI between India and Australia in March 2023 as well
The Men in Blue’s long home season will officially begin at the Wankhede Stadium with the first Twenty20 International between them and the Sri Lankan team that is visiting. Before the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), they are scheduled to play six T20Is, nine ODIs, and four Tests from January to March.
The first one-day international (ODI) between India and Australia is scheduled for March 2023 at Wankhede Stadium. On March 17, 2023, the storied stadium in Mumbai will also host the first of three ODIs between India and Australia.
Prior to the COVID-induced lockdown in 2020, the venue held its final white-ball contest. The host nation’s performance in the match was forgettable as they lost to the visiting Australian team.
The stadium last hosted an international Twenty20 match in 2019, when India and West Indies played the third. The Wankhede Stadium has only hosted one international match since cricket resumed, a Test match between the Blackcaps and Men in Blue in late 2021.
Some of the matches in the 2021 IPL season’s first leg were played at the venue. However, the contests were held behind closed doors because the COVID-19 threat was still present.
However, in the subsequent 2022 edition, where the Wankhede hosted 20 matches to the end, attendance returned to full capacity.