Surprised Australian organisers found that the general tickets for the India versus Pakistan 2015 World Cup schedlued on February 15 in Adelaide have been sold out in 12 minutes.
The South Australian government is expecting around 20,000 Indians for the clash between the two South Asian giants at the revamped Adelaide Oval three months later. In all, four matches will be played at the historic ground.
"The general tickets were sold out in 12 minutes for the mouthwatering match at the 50,000 plus capacity stadium but fans still can buy holiday and business packages," said John Rau, deputy premier of South Australia. "It will be a full house with many Indians and Pakistanis living in Australia in attendance along with around 20,000 fans coming from India," Rau told Indian media.
The crucial match between India and Pakistan will be played on the second day of the tournament. The South Australian government, is eager to host the match on February 15, and it being a Sunday.
"We wanted to get that game, to have the opportunity of having visitors from that part of the world," said Rau. "We have a 10-year strategy for India and besides culture and trade, we want to promote sports as well," he added.