Monday was supposed to be a day of much anticipation for Sachin Tendulkar fans wanting to buy a ticket to the Master Blaster's 200th and final Test match this week, but all they met with was massive disappointment. As sales went online, all that most Tendulkar fans got to see were blank screens!
KyaZoonga.com, the official ticket partner for the second India versus West Indies Test in Mumbai from November 14, crashed at 11.00 am - when the tickets were supposed to go on sale. The website crashed almost immediately due to a large number of surfers. Attempts to open the site during the afternoon did not prove successful as well.
Apart from digital concerns, there was chaos at the Mumbai Cricket Association office at the Wankhede Stadium today as well as over 5000 fans gathered to purchase tickets. Fans began creating a commotion when they were told that tickets would only be sold online. However, the crowd was disbursed after police used force. Fans had come from all across Maharashtra and neighbouring states as well.
MCA had earlier issued a statement that the online ticket sales for Tendulkar's 200th Test in Mumbai would start from Monday. Around 3,000 tickets will be available for sale, excluding the 1,500 special tickets priced at Rs 10,000. The price category for the online sale is -- Rs 500, Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,500. The Wankhede has the capacity to seat 32,000 people.