Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad launched a verbal attack on the ticketing partners for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Prasad also demanded for a fair audit of the sale of tickets of the upcoming marquee event. Notably, India is set to host the 2023 season of the ODI World Cup across different venues in the country. The biggest tournament of the cricketing world is less than a month away. The BCCI recently opened the ticket sales for different matches; however, fans are facing troubles in booking tickets for their favourite encounters. 

Numerous fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment in reserving the tickets for the matches. Fans have reported that despite waiting for hours on the website, they had to go empty-handed. Former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad took to social media to express his frustration at the ongoing fiasco. 

Prasad demanded a fair audit of the ongoing ticket sale, regarding the audience as the biggest stakeholders. T he 54-year-old wrote, "This doesn’t look good. Either the ticket partners are incompetent to handle the ticket and traffic or this is another eyewash in the name of releasing tickets."

He added, "Hope there is a proper audit and identification of how the tickets are sold and to whom and what platform. Just cannot take the biggest stakeholders, the fans for a ride with false assurances."

Notably, the first match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will be played on October 5 between England and New Zealand, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.