Team ousted but Indians won't sell WC final tickets; Lord's may witness a 'sea of blue'

One visit to ICC's ticketing website confirmed that the resale traffic is really low.

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Many expected that Indian fans would sell off their tickets for the final, but that's not the case.
LONDON: The setting wouldn't be an ideal one but Indians across the globe who have landed in or based out of the United Kingdom will be in majority during the World Cup final at the Lord's on July 14.

All the tickets for the final have been sold out and despite India's shock ouster in the semi-finals, 90 percent of the fans who have planned their trips months in advance, will still be thronging at the 'Mecca of Cricket' expecting some high quality action.

Many expected that Indian fans would be selling off their tickets for the final, which they have bought in anticipation of Virat Kohli and his team playing the final.


One visit to ICC's ticketing website confirmed that the resale traffic is really low. If a ticket buyer has registered himself with the website and someone in possession of tickets wants to sell off, the former gets an email confirmation.

There is a possibility that the British citizens of Indian origin will root for their adopted nation.
There is a possibility that the British citizens of Indian origin will root for their adopted nation.

The various price categories like bronze (95 GBP), silver (195 GBP), gold (295 GBP) and platinum (395 GBP) have sold out markers against them. Even the tickets for minors in all these categories which come for 20, 30 and 40 GBP respectively has also been sold out.

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"The resale platform - has been busy with lots of people looking for tickets but very few selling. So interest is still high. We have the platform if they want to sell," an ICC spokesperson told when asked if things would change post India's defeat.

With England starting off well against Australia on the day, there is a possibility that the British citizens of Indian origin, will root for their adopted nation.

"Don't forget though most of those India fans are also UK citizens so may come and support England depending on today," the spokesperson further added.
If a ticket buyer has registered himself with the website and someone in possession of tickets wants to sell off, the former gets an email confirmation.
If a ticket buyer has registered himself with the website and someone in possession of tickets wants to sell off, the former gets an email confirmation.

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Another ICC source said that Indians especially all those coming from the United States, Canada and Australia to watch the semi-final and final have all their bookings done.

"They have paid for return airfares, done their hotel bookings and have already watched a semi-final. Why will they leave without getting the feel of a World Cup final at the Lord's," the source said.

There could be a few who might just try to sell off their tickets at premium prices but obviously there won't be fresh demands from the Indian community and its unlikely that New Zealanders, or Australians or English will loosen their purse strings to shell out a grand or two like supporters of 'Men in Blue'.

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Dejection, Tears, Disappointment: Team India's Final Moments In The World Cup Race
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Wednesday ended on a sad note for the Indian Cricket team and all its fans. The Kohli-led squad, which clashed with New Zealand in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup, lost to the Kiwis by 18 runs. After enjoying a winning streak in the ongoing World Cup, the Men in Blue succumbed to the attack from Black Caps and lost their chance to bring the trophy home.

Dejected by the defeat, some fans seemed to shed tears for their beloved team. However, it wasn't just the fans that sobbed at the loss, the Men in Blue also lived those moments of disappointment. Former captain Dhoni seemed teary-eyed as he exit the field on being run out. Kohli, too, was captured while offering consolation to his teammates.

Here's a round-up of all such moments from the Old Trafford stadium.

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This year's World Cup was Kohli's first as captain of the team. After putting up a great show as a fielder and batsman, the 30-year-old failed to make a mark in the semi-final. Stepping in at number 3, Kohli lost his wicket to Trent Boult due to LBW after scoring only 1 run.

After exiting the field, Kohli was spotted trying to motivate his teammates. However, the team's eventual loss left Kohli and his fans depressed.

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After losing the 5 wickets, former skipper Dhoni came to the crease at number 7. Keeping the wicketkeeper-batsman's finishing skills in mind, the team and fans continued to cling to the hope of winning. After hitting a few boundaries and sixes, MSD succeeded in reviving India's hopes. However, during the 48th over, he lost his wicket to a run out. Dhoni scored a 50 for India.

While exiting the field, he seemed to be in a teary-eyed state. This World Cup is expected to be the veteran's last one. Dhoni's retirement announcement is expected once he returns to India.

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Vice Captain and India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored a record-breaking number of centuries this year, lost his wicket to Matt Henry after scoring 1 run. Sharma's wicket was a catch out and the first blow to Team India. However, he continued to motivate his teammates throughout the match. An otherwise cheerful and high-spirited sportsman, Rohit's dejection was evident at his team's loss.

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The World Cup semi-final marked India's second consecutive loss in the big event. While the nation came out in support of its team, captain Kohli and his counterparts expressed sorrow and disappointment on social media.

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Ravindra Jadeja seemed to carry the team on his shoulders yesterday. After hitting a row of sixes and boundaries, Jadeja lost his wicket at a crucial moment after scoring 77 runs. His wicket was a massive blow to the team, shattering all hopes of victory. A disappointed Jadeja took a slow and sad walk out of the field.

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After the first day of the match, fans seemed high-spirited as 240 seemed like an achievable target for the Men in Blue. However, back to back wickets left fans dejected, and they soon lost all hopes of winning. From kids to adults, hundreds of people who hoped to see the team raise this year's world cup were spotted shedding tears at the loss.

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All-rounder Hardik Pandya who helped India take a few wickets, could not help his team much when he stepped in to bat. Pandya, who seemed to start settling in the game, lost his wicket after being catch out.

Sorrow was evident in Pandya's eyes as he saw his team succumbing to the strong attack from the Kiwis.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya who helped India take a few wickets, could not help his team much when he stepped in to bat. Pandya, who seemed to start settling in the game, lost his wicket after being ca..
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After closing at a score of 221, India took a step out of the this year's World Cup. Back in the pavilion, Men in Blue were spotted greeting each other for putting up a good show in a tough situation.

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KL Rahul, who lost his wicket to a catch-out, exited the field after scoring one run. What could have been the result of building pressure, a disappointed Rahul joined his team in the first 10 overs of the match.

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