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ziku1
January 2, 2011, 03:15 PM
Cricket fans clashed with police in Dhaka in the rush to buy tickets for the 2011 World Cup to be held in the sub-continent next month. The tickets went on sale on Sunday at 80 branches of the private City Bank and the state-owned Agrani Bank after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made 15,000 per-match available for the public. The fans, reportedly, were angered after being told that only 500 tickets would be sold per branch as a result of the strict scrutiny over buyers' identification papers. A few fans and a photographer are known to have suffered minor injuries in the protests.

"They raised slogans and held demonstrations. We dispersed the protesters and maintained calm," police inspector Shah Alam told AFP. Bangladesh will be hosting eight matches during the competition.

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I live in sydney and heading to bangladesh for the worldcup, i was hoping to get tickets for all my friends and family but i think with this issue over the buyers identification papers etc, i wont be able to get them. sigh:doh:

riankhan
January 2, 2011, 03:46 PM
I live in sydney and heading to bangladesh for the worldcup, i was hoping to get tickets for all my friends and family but i think with this issue over the buyers identification papers etc, i wont be able to get them. sigh:doh:

Pls dont worry about the IDs. You can always show your passport.
Just worry about getting tickets....

ziku1
January 2, 2011, 03:50 PM
yea 500 per brach isnt that much. i get the feeling im gonna have to buy tickets of scalpers or something

kalpurush
January 2, 2011, 06:30 PM
I live in sydney and heading to bangladesh for the worldcup, i was hoping to get tickets for all my friends and family but i think with this issue over the buyers identification papers etc, i wont be able to get them. sigh:doh:
Good luck:)

Murad
January 2, 2011, 06:37 PM
500 is enough per branch as there are 84 branches. People from other districts deserve to buy some too.

amar11432
January 2, 2011, 06:57 PM
yea 500 per brach isnt that much. i get the feeling im gonna have to buy tickets of scalpers or something

Why don't you buy it online?

Murad
January 2, 2011, 07:04 PM
http://paloadmin.prothom-aloblog.com:8088/resize/maxDim/340x1000/img/uploads/media/2011-01-02-18-33-03-082925900-1.png

ziku1
January 2, 2011, 07:44 PM
Why don't you buy it online?

i just checked the site, and its not letting me buy single matches for the bangladesh games. its telling me to buy it from retail outlets. you can still buy tickets for the matches in other countries

but i did check a month back and even back then most of seats for the first few games in dhaka were sold, and only the vip seats which were like 150 usd were available.

if i cant get the main game i will try and get tickets for the practice match against pakistan.

otherwise ill just have to watch it on tv. aslong as bangladesh perform well ill be happy.

wiseshah
January 2, 2011, 07:51 PM
last world cup, when we went to west indies, we didnt have any problem buying tickets and even at the day of the matches, we could buy tickets.

in bangladesh, everything is difficult. i am sure this police tried to show their power, BAL cadder showed their power too and innocent victims were some die hard cricket fan

Naimul_Hd
January 2, 2011, 08:05 PM
last world cup, when we went to west indies, we didnt have any problem buying tickets and even at the day of the matches, we could buy tickets.

in bangladesh, everything is difficult. i am sure this police tried to show their power, BAL cadder showed their power too and innocent victims were some die hard cricket fan

not only BAL, if BNP or any other Political party were in Power, their Cadder gang would have done the same. :(

Murad
January 2, 2011, 08:10 PM
last world cup, when we went to west indies, we didnt have any problem buying tickets and even at the day of the matches, we could buy tickets.

in bangladesh, everything is difficult. i am sure this police tried to show their power, BAL cadder showed their power too and innocent victims were some die hard cricket fan

Most of the stadiums in WI were half empty (Sometimes more than half). That's why you could buy tickets on the match days. It's totally opposite in Bangladesh and India.

dolcevita
January 2, 2011, 08:16 PM
http://paloadmin.prothom-aloblog.com:8088/resize/maxDim/340x1000/img/uploads/media/2011-01-02-18-33-03-082925900-1.png

Mohilarao ki cricketer zonno pagol ?
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MohammedC
January 2, 2011, 08:18 PM
in last World Cup the orgnaiser ICC/WICB got it completely wrong. They overpriced the tickets too much.

And this World Cup they with BCB's help got it wrong again. But its not the price its the number available to local fans.

WarWolf
January 2, 2011, 11:27 PM
I cannot buy from online.It's telling me to go to retail outlet.

I tried to buy expensive Dhaka package too. It's taking all the information and just before payment information it's saying tickets are sold out for this category. What a joke!!! ICC seems to have the same blood as BCB.

roman
January 2, 2011, 11:33 PM
Most of the stadiums in WI were half empty (Sometimes more than half). That's why you could buy tickets on the match days. It's totally opposite in Bangladesh and India.

Exactly...

dash
January 2, 2011, 11:42 PM
the problem is with the capacity of stadiams......with a cricket crazy population of 150 million we have standiums having 35k nd 20k something capacity...this is a joke

Kabir
January 2, 2011, 11:47 PM
the problem is with the capacity of stadiams......with a cricket crazy population of 150 million we have standiums having 35k nd 20k something capacity...this is a joke

Right...I say, lets break the govt's office for having only 35k seats for a population of 150 million. These incompetent politicians should really get their math right at least. I mean...we could give or take 1 or 2 thousand. But where will these 134965000 people seat now?

amar11432
January 3, 2011, 12:09 AM
^^ Just go to any mirpur rooftop and carry a binocular.

Rabz
January 3, 2011, 01:23 AM
They should have had stadium capacity to 100,000+
Still it would have been sold out.
Atleast that way, most fans would have got the chance to be at the ground for once.

bujhee kom
January 3, 2011, 01:39 AM
http://paloadmin.prothom-aloblog.com:8088/resize/maxDim/340x1000/img/uploads/media/2011-01-02-18-33-03-082925900-1.png

Hahahhahaaaha....Hohohoho Bhodro Mohilaar cheharata dekhechen...dekhun bhais and apus...ki bhoyanok...look look, pasher manushera kintoo shob bhoy-e osthir, as if wetting their pantaloons, look at the fear and tothostho bhaab on the face..and look at Pabna APA! Saying,: Oi Beta Poolish, 7-Up-er boltol dekhechish, Thola sala, Give me Tickets -ticket dey Or else Sprite-er boltol will invade and hurt your backside!! :goal:

Hahahaha...this is priceless! :flag:

BTW...both the older Thola officer and the APa's hair look reddish to me...what ethnic background is this? Or pure fashio?

auntu
January 3, 2011, 02:20 AM
^^^ Javed bhai...That's not a thola..looks like a private security guard

al-Sagar
January 3, 2011, 04:44 AM
100000k+ stadium eu hoito na ............ this is WC ...................

there are 80 booths and there is at least ~5000 ppl at every booth. that means 400000 ppl are waiting for tickets. now most of these ppl wants to buy 2 tickets becuase they will go with frinds and family. so the ppl who are standing are demanding 80000 tickets. now count us who are not standing for tickets. so if u add that perhaps there is a demand o 2,000,000 million+ tickets .......

lamisa
January 3, 2011, 07:19 AM
ei montrider ticket daowar dorkar ase?free?

amar11432
January 3, 2011, 08:05 AM
http://edailystar.com/contents/2011/2011_01_03/content_zoom/2011_01_03_16_0_b.jpg

frd
January 3, 2011, 02:23 PM
Some ppl are even hiring women to buy their tickets as there were separate lines for female in many places and they were shorter .ntv news reporter asked two women which matches they are interested to watch .one of them said brazil's match and another one said argentina's !!

Holden
January 3, 2011, 02:41 PM
Whilst the common people fight for scraps the vultures are making their demands:-

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=168722

Trigger_Tiger
January 3, 2011, 03:02 PM
Lucky I am getting mine from BCB! LOL! Not all of them though, still have people standing in line with ID to get a few for the later games :(!

Cricket is wonderful isn't it? I am actually moving to BD for a few years and the decision was made solely on the World Cup! LOL!

Murad
January 3, 2011, 03:04 PM
Some ppl are even hiring women to buy their tickets as there were separate lines for female in many places and they were shorter .ntv news reporter asked two women which matches they are interested to watch .one of them said brazil's match and another one said argentina's !!

So that's how Lamisa got her two tickets.. hmmm

BANFAN
January 3, 2011, 06:14 PM
So that's how Lamisa got her two tickets.. hmmm

She got both tickets? Brazil and Argentina? ;)

lamisa
January 4, 2011, 07:58 AM
hehehe,i didn't stand in line murad bhai!!!btw,u guys should be happy.these people who think that the football wc is around the WC are obviously black market ticket sellers.though they will rip u off,atleast there are chances that there will be tickets...

akabir77
January 4, 2011, 08:29 AM
not only BAL, if BNP or any other Political party were in Power, their Cadder gang would have done the same. :(

not really Only BAL party's got 10000+ of chala shamunda that is very powerful and thinks this is their right to get free tickets.

akabir77
January 4, 2011, 08:32 AM
BCB should have announced that who ever watched more matches in previous years would get priority. that way half of this problem would be solved...

During the matches we will see montri minister's daughters seating in the box and tell espn i like shebhag not tamim he is not my type(remember mini world cup)...

Baundule
January 4, 2011, 11:46 AM
I cannot buy from online.It's telling me to go to retail outlet.

I tried to buy expensive Dhaka package too. It's taking all the information and just before payment information it's saying tickets are sold out for this category. What a joke!!! ICC seems to have the same blood as BCB.
They want to keep trace of rich guys. :D
At least they said sorry before taking the credit card info.

Wakidul
January 4, 2011, 04:32 PM
http://paloadmin.prothom-aloblog.com:8088/resize/maxDim/340x1000/img/uploads/media/2011-01-02-18-33-03-082925900-1.png

Lol that police officer next to the policer officer with the bierd looks like our bowler shafiul islam.

roman
January 4, 2011, 04:39 PM
^ He looks more like younger Mash

roman
January 4, 2011, 04:42 PM
http://paloadmin.prothom-aloblog.com:8088/resize/maxDim/340x1000/img/uploads/media/2011-01-02-18-33-03-082925900-1.png

Hahaha Could not stop laughing. I feel soooo sorry for her husband. Bechara...

Purbasha T
January 4, 2011, 07:53 PM
^ He looks more like younger Mash

lol exactly what I thought.

cricadda
January 4, 2011, 09:27 PM
why bangladesh didn't make bigger stadium than s.n.b.c mirpur stadium?????????????? or arrange another 10.000 seat.

why bangladesh didn't make bigger stadium than s.n.b.c mirpur stadium?????????????? or arrange another 10.000 seat.


taka marar shomoito kom marena.......

lamisa
January 5, 2011, 09:51 AM
ishshshsh,ei stadiumta easily aro ektala uporer dike baray dite parto.....

shuziburo
January 5, 2011, 01:35 PM
I cannot buy from online.It's telling me to go to retail outlet.

I tried to buy expensive Dhaka package too. It's taking all the information and just before payment information it's saying tickets are sold out for this category. What a joke!!! ICC seems to have the same blood as BCB.

So what else is now, Bro? It's the same story as with the Purbachal plots. Those with power will rule.

BTW, the smart people bought their tickets in July when you and I were eating dawat and sleeping!