With around 40 percent of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final tickets at Lords on Sunday reportedly brought by Indian fans, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has requested Indian fans to return back tickets for giving genuine fans chance to witness the final.
“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 on Saturday.
Thousands of Indian fans had bought the tickets for the finals, hoping Virat Kohli’s men would reach the summit clash. However, their hopes were dashed by the Kiwis who defeated the Men in Blue in the semifinal at the Old Trafford, leaving the Indian fans with a choice of either watching the summit clash between New Zealand and England or to skip it or resell their tickets.
Even ICC has urged fans to put tickets back on resale website if they don’t intend watch match.
“There are NO tickets for the CWC19 final on sale at Lord’s today or tomorrow. Any tickets that may become available will only be sold on the Official Resale Platform,” ICC World Cup Twitter handle tweeted.