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India vs New Zealand 2016: Man arrested for black-marketing tickets ahead of the third test

4.94K   //    09 Oct 2016, 12:53 IST
Holkar stadium became India’s 22nd  Test venue

A 61-year-old man was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police for allegedly black-marketing the tickets of the third and final Test between India and New Zealand which began on Saturday.

The police have identified the man as Raghunandan from Delhi and arrested him for his actions and booked him under the relevant act. It was reported that the police seized nine tickets worth Rs. 660 each as he was selling them at a higher price.

An officer of Tukoganj police station said, “We have seized nine tickets of Rs 660 each from his possession, which he was trying to sell off at a high price. The accused has been booked under a relevant act and a probe is on.

This is not the first time something like this is happening in India. It is a common sight before the start of a cricket match that people will sell the match tickets at a higher place outside the venue. Strict action should be taken against the offenders to reduce the crime. 

The Holkar stadium in Indore created history by becoming India’s 22nd venue during the day 1 of the third test between India and New Zealand. India are on the right path to win the Test and whitewash the Kiwis. After choosing to bat first, the Virat Kohli-led side got off to a great start. Gautam Gambhir, who made a comeback to the national team after 2 years looked solid in his short stay at the crease. Once again, Pujara got a start and failed to make it big as he was castled by Mitchell Santner for 41.

After Pujara’s dismissal, it was just one-way traffic in the middle as India’s skipper Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane batted throughout the day and added more misery to the visitors. At the end of the day, India were placed at 267/3 with Kohli reaching his 13th Test ton and Rahane batting on 21 short of his eighth Test 100. 

The duo continued their good work on day 2 as Rahane notched up his ton and Kohli followed it up with his third 150 in Tests. As far as things stand, India are 381-3 after 124 overs and are on track to put on a 500+ total on the board before asking the New Zealanders to bat.

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