Lots of Luck

first_imgThe World Cup tickets for the knockout rounds will be available via an online lottery system because heavy load crashed the official ticketing website www.kyazoonga.com. This will be the first time that there will be an online lottery for a sports event held in the subcontinent. Kyazoonga says that it had suggested the lottery system at the start of the tournament but the idea had been rejected. The lottery is common at other global sporting events where there is a heavy demand for tickets. The lottery for the London Olympic Games in 2012 opens on March 15.In order to claim tickets, people will have to visit the website and record their names in an online ballot box. The lottery will take place once the period of registration is complete. Each winner will be restricted to two tickets. “This way at least more people will have a chance to get tickets,” says Ratnakar Shetty, tournament director. The organisers scrapped the online ticket booking system for the World Cup final as the website crashed within hours of business on February 21. “We will announce a date and time when people can apply and after a draw, those winning will be asked to buy the same online,” says Shetty.The World Cup final will be held at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, which can accommodate 33,000 spectators. During initial bookings, 4,000 tickets were made available for the public out of which 1,000 tickets can be purchased online and the remaining 3,000 are reserved for people who queue up at the stadium counters. The rest of the tickets have been distributed among clubs associated with the Mumbai Cricket Association and the ICC.advertisementlast_img

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