Tickets sold out for India's opening tie

According to a VCA spokesperson, tickets were sold through the online platform "BookMyShow". The stadium has a capacity of around 42,000 and the India match would be the second T20 to be played at the VCA stadium in Nagpur.

Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Nabi plays a shot against Zimbabwe during their ICC World T20 World cup match at VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Saturday. All the matches so far have been played to near empty stands.   -  PTI

All tickets have been sold out for India’s opening ICC World T20 match against New Zealand here on Tuesday. The Vidarbha Cricket Stadium (VCA) stadium, located in the outskirts of the city, has a capacity of around 42,000 and nearly 10,000 tickets have been bought by the VCA members.

According to a VCA spokesperson, tickets for the public were sold through the online platform “BookMyShow”. The India - New Zealand match would be the second T20 to be played here; the first was played on December 9, 2009 and Sri Lanka beat India by 29 runs.

Indian team has always been a big draw here and it was the same on Sunday morning as hundreds gathered outside Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport to catch a glimpse of Dhoni & Co.

After the second Test against South Africa in November last year, the ICC gave the stadium an official warning, agreeing with the ‘poor rating’ given by the match referee Jeff Crowe. The association now has to follow the ICC guidelines that call for a fair contest between bat and ball.