Ticket sales for IPL-VI matches at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium commenced here on Wednesday afternoon after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) gave a written assurance to the city police that no Sri Lankan cricketer would figure in the matches here.
After the undertaking — which was asked for by the city police in the morning even as long queues waited outside the stadium gates for tickets — was provided by the TNCA, the selling of tickets got underway. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) takes on Mumbai Indians in the first match at Chepauk on April 6. In all, ten matches will be played here including eight league games.
The stadium has a capacity of 37,000 of which around 20 per cent is already being sold online.
“We expect the ticket sales to be brisk. CSK is a popular team and has a tremendous record in the competition. It has also been very successful at Chepauk,” said a TNCA official.
He added the spectators in Chennai wanted more cricketing action after the Indian team’s sweeping 4-0 Test series triumph over Australia with CSK stars captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay and Ravindra Jadeja playing a big role in the victory.