Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > Sachin Tendulkar Retirement > Sachin Retirement News >

Ranji Trophy 2012-13 final: Pay ‘nominal’ fee to watch Sachin Tendulkar in action, says MCA

Ranji Trophy 2012-13 final: Pay 'nominal' fee to watch Sachin Tendulkar in action, says MCA

Home boy Sachin Tendulkar will be the star attraction at the Wankhede Stadium © Getty Images

Mumbai: Jan 25, 2013

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to charge a “nominal” fee to watch the Ranji Trophy final between Mumbai and Saurashtra at the Wankhede Stadium, starting January 26.

While stadia across the country allow a free entry for Ranji Trophy matches, the MCA has decided to cash in on the match that is bound to attract a large crowd due to the presence of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.

The MCA announced on its website that tickets for the North Stand/Vijay Merchant Pavilion would be available for Rs 50 a day, while a seat at the Garware Pavilion, bordering the player dressing rooms, will cost Rs 150 per day.

Justifying their reasons for charging fans for the final, MCA joint secretary PV Shetty told the Times of India, “The ticket prices are nominal. We have done this for logistical reasons, since we are expecting a crowd, thanks to Sachin.

“In any case, school children and college students will be allowed in for free after showing their ID-cards,” he said.

“We have done this to prevent nuisance which is created by unwanted elements, as we witnessed in the last match played at the Wankhede,” said MCA vice-president Vinod Deshpande.

While former India and Mumbai batsman Lalchand Rajput, said that “entry should be made free for all Ranji matches”, Ratnakar Shetty, head of operations of the BCCI, said, “I don’t want to comment on it… it’s the association’s prerogative.”

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 16, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Australia Women won by 6 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

England Women won by 9 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

India won by 6 wkts

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 3, 2014  at Dhaka

Australia Women won by 8 runs

Photos

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket

Videos

Steven Finn rips apart Sussex with 6 for 80

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014: Stats comparison of bowlers

IPL 2014: Bowlers to watch out for in the tournament

IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders’ all-rounders hold key to success

IPL 2014: Utility players who can make a difference

IPL: What value does a franchisee owner bring to the side by sitting in the dugout?

Australia BCCI ICC World T20 2014 India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Moments in history Mumbai Indians Pakistan PCB Sachin Tendulkar

IPL 7: Rohit Sharma a natural captain, says John Wright

Alastair Cook reveals ‘places up for grabs’ in England Test squad to face Sri Lanka

IPL 2014: Corey Anderson needs medical clearance from NZC to make debut

IPL 2014: List of deals at Delhi’s restaurants

Supreme Court allows Sundar Raman to continue as IPL 2014 COO

IPL 2014: Top 10 youngsters to watch out for

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014: Stats comparison of bowlers

Fred Root: An innovator on the field, a radical off it

IPL 2014: Rohit Sharma will be tested as captain this season

David Holford — The cousin of Garry Sobers who was a handy all-rounder himself

Fan of the Day

Cyrus Irani

Cyrus Irani

767 Posts | 24 Fans

ICC World T20 2014: Video of Virat Kohli and Kumar Sangakkara showing mutual respect after final at Dhaka

IPL 2014: Corey Anderson needs medical clearance from NZC to make debut

Who gets the support of bollywood baddies in Lok Sabha Elections 2014?

Google Project Ara’s first modular phone to be launched in January 2015

This is Nokia’s first ever tablet from 2001 it didn’t end up launching

Alastair Cook reveals ‘places up for grabs’ in England Test squad to face Sri Lanka

Natural remedies for excessive belching

Why is Babul Supriyo in trouble?

No queues in Jalpaiguri`s 28 model poll booths

Also on cricketcountry.com