New Delhi: Following the instructions from Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal on keeping the ticket rates as nominal as possible, the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided that school children can watch the India versus South Africa Test match buying tickets worth R2 per day.
The decision on the price of tickets was taken by the DDCA’s Executive Committee on Sunday. “The tickets for the corporate boxes are priced at R210 while general public can watch the match buying tickets of R21 per day. The season tickets are worth R 105,” DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda said.
While Justice Mudgal has said that under-privileged school children may get to watch the match for free subject to court order, there is a possibility that DDCA might buy the bulk tickets for these children. For those school kids, whose parents can afford, they would need to spend only R 2 for a day’s ticket and R11 for a season ticket.
Cricket South Africa can learn much from this move by their Indian counterparts to expose children to the love of the game this way.
Source: Deccan Chronicle