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The price of passion!


Updated on: 15 April,2024 10:05 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Srijanee Majumdar |

Although often touted as cricket's carnival, the IPL has inadvertently become synonymous with exorbitant ticket pricing, alienating a significant portion of cricket fans from experiencing the live-action firsthand

The price of passion!

Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya during fielding against CSK on Sunday. Pic/AFP

Key Highlights

  1. The IPL stands as a behemoth in the arena of cricket
  2. However, amid the euphoria of the T20 league season, a contentious issue looms large
  3. Over the years, IPL has metamorphosed into a cultural phenomenon

“Brother, the authorities have probably never met a person from the middle class, so they have no idea of how few of us attend cricket matches. I could afford prices at Wankhede in the 80s and early 90s with my pocket money. But my son now makes Rs 20,000 a month, he can barely afford to come into a Rs 15,000 game for that. Expensive tickets, followed by the additional costs (food and beverage)...they add up to make it a very expensive day out, brother (sic),” a distinct voice emerged as the murmur of the crowd swirled around while Mumbai Indians took the field for their sixth IPL game this year.

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