The extreme craze of cricket in India needs no certification. People in the nation at times cross all the limits to show their love for the game. Saying so, it also gives some opportunists a chance to earn illegal money and the black selling of tickets is just one of the infamous options. Given that many fans fail to buy a ticket in the stipulated time, some people just use it as an opportunity to buy a lot of tickets in advance and sell it to such fans hours before the game.
The lesser the time remaining for the game, the more the price of the ticket becomes. This not only robs some genuine buyers from having the ticket, but also promote black marketing of tickets. The similar illegal act was taking place near the Eden Gardens ahead of the India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I before the alert Kolkata Police burst the racket and arrested 11 people who were allegedly involved in the crime. Meanwhile, the police also seized 60 match tickets that were fetched from those arrested.
According to a PTI report, the Kolkata Police had in advance prepared themselves to fight the issue. They had deployed over 2000 personnel, which also included those from the ranks of Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners.
"Officers in plain clothes are also at different places around Eden Gardens. We are not taking any chances and want to ensure that the sporting event takes place smoothly," an officer said as quoted by the media agency.
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Given the Men in Blue have already gained an assailable lead of 2-0 in the series, the match on Sunday provides them a great opportunity to clean sweep New Zealand. Meanwhile, the game will be a matter of pride for the Black Caps.