Online sale of tickets to the eagerly anticipated Airtel Series T20 fixture between India and Pakistan in Bangalore has already commenced. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) announced that tickets for 7,187 seats would be sold by its online partner www.bookmyshow.com.

Tickets went on sale on Thursday evening, with a limit of two seats per transaction.

“We want to encourage buying on the Internet because it gives access to fans from mofussil areas,” said the Karnataka State Cricket Association president Anil Kumble. Tickets purchased online may be ordered home or redeemed at select Barista outlets.

This online sale, however, does not include tickets to the gallery (the D stand, earlier G). These, 5,500 in number and the cheapest of the lot at Rs.250, will only be sold over the counter at the stadium on December 21.

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With the match scheduled for Christmas Day, demand for tickets is expected to be sky high.

“The demand will obviously be greater than the capacity (35,533) but we’re doing the best we can,” said the Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary Javagal Srinath.

Read as old stand name, new stand name, and price in rupees:

G, D, 250; A, B-upper, 1,600; B, B-lower, 1,600; C, A-upper, 1,600; H, C-upper, 1,600; D, A-lower, 5,000; E, A-Executive, 6,000; N, N, 4,000; P2, P-upper, 15,000; P4, P-lower, 7,000; T, P-Terrace, 9,000; J, P-Corporate, 12,500.

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