PCB ticket prices are equivalent to a person’s monthly salary : Muralitharan


PCB ticket prices for the Asia Cup are equivalent to a person’s monthly salary, says former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.


Former spinner of Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan is unhappy with the ticket pricing decided by PCB(Pakistan Cricket Board). In addition as per him, it is almost equivalent to someone’s monthly salary.

Talking to Cricket Pakistan Muttiah Muralitharan stated

“It is the PCB who has decided the prices for these tickets as they are hosting the Asia Cup this year. Sri Lanka is currently going through a financial crisis. The ticket prices are really expensive, and they were reduced at the last moment (just before the India vs. Pakistan match in Colombo) but it doesn’t work that way. The ticket prices start from Sri Lankan Rupees 6000 and upwards. If you want to watch the match from the grandstands it is 40000 to 50000 Sri Lankan Rupees, which is equivalent to a person’s monthly salary. I don’t think anyone can afford that much money in Sri Lanka”

Notably, India vs. Pakistan is a highly anticipated match that usually has an audience to witness the face-off. The tickets for Ind vs. Pak get sold in a short span of time.

However, the current game between the rivals noticed a contrasting situation in terms of the presence of spectators. The attendees were just 10,000 in the occupancy that holds 35,000 audience.

Muttiah Muralitharan further added

“The league match between India and Pakistan ended up in a tie (no result) because of the rains. Perhaps, it was because of the rain prediction that people don’t want to take a chance. Also, there was some confusion regarding the venue (from Colombo to Hambantota) of the Super 4 matches and the final. People will be apprehensive to come forward and buy tickets”

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