New Delhi: The black-marketing of tickets for the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab continued outside the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium even after the arrest of three persons and recovery of over 100 tickets.
Black-marketers were seen offering tickets to the fans outside the stadium, minutes before the 8 p.m. start of the match.
"I came with my family and we are six people. We had three tickets and wanted three more. So I had to buy the tickets in black," a viewer told IANS on condition of anonymity.
The man selling the ticket immediately ran away after being approached by this reporter.
Sushil Thukral, 26, was arrested from Paharganj area of central Delhi and 14 tickets were recovered from him. Sajid, 28, and Ladley, 19, were arrested from a petrol pump near the match venue. All the three were arrested Friday, police said.
"The gang used to send bulk SMSes which read as 'IPL Great season of cricket. Few tickets available for Delhi Match on Saturday. First come first serve. Call- 99999770007'. Tickets costing Rs.750 and Rs.500 were being sold for Rs.1,400 and Rs.1,000, respectively," said a police official.