Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Dec 18:
Apparently apprehending drop in ticket sales owing to cash crunch post demonetization of high-end currencies, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has decided to go for cashless sales of tickets for the upcoming India-England one-dayer at Barabati stadium here next month.
Ahead of the one day international (ODI) on January 19, the Odisha Cricket Association today held a preparatory meet for smooth conduct of the match where a host of decisions were taken.
The cricket body, in its council meeting, has decided to go cashless and provide POS (Point of Sale) machines at ticket counters for people who wish to buy tickets through debit/credit cards. While tickets costing below Rs 2000 can be purchased through cash, tickets above the said value can only be bought with cheque or demand drafts.
Besides, tickets can be purchased through e-wallet system.
“It has been decided that cashless transaction has been facilitated for affiliated bodies where they can get the tickets by furnishing cheque or demand drafts. The agencies will sell tickets on January 14 and 15,” OCA Secretary Ashirbad Behera told media today.
Further, while online ticket sales will begin from January 2, tickets will be available at the counters of the stadium on January 16 and 17.
“All payments of the OCA above Rs 500 against bills from different parties for the ODI would be made through cheque and demand draft,” Behera added.