New Delhi: Indian Premier League tickets for the first leg of the tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates are being black marketed with a website cashing in on its popularity by selling the tickets at overpriced rates, according to media reports. (Read: Organisers sell 40,000 tickets for UAE matches)
Tickets with a value of 80 Dirhams (Rs 1308) are being sold for as much as 1,500 Dirhams (Rs 24,527) through a website in the UAE. (Read: Why is UAE an Indian Premier League venue, asks Sports Ministry)
The tickets are selling like hotcakes with the seventh edition of the IPL scheduled to commence from April 16. However, an official from the Department of Economic Development (DED) has warned that scalping of the tickets is illegal.