Duplicate ticket scam unearthed in recent India-Aus ODI in Goa

Several tickets with the same serial numbers surfaced prompting the GCA to call for an inquiry into the matter.

GCA Secretary Prasad Fatarpekar told PTI that they will be able to comment on the issue only after hearing from the printer, which was awarded contract of 25,000 tickets.
"It could be a printing error. This will be clarified only after inquiry," Fatarpekar said adding that they have sought an explanation from the printer.

Termed the ticket controversy as "disturbing", Fatarpekar said, "The printer is going to be penalised if he has made a mistake. We have not paid him fully yet."India-Australia ODI on October 24 was called off due to wet outfield due to rains.

GCA had promised to refund the ticket amount as not a single ball could be bowled on that day.Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at Fatorda was chock-a-block with 22,536 people arriving to watch the match. GCA records show that of them 14,320 had passes and 9,180 on tickets.
In the past, GCA President Dayanand Narvekar, along with few other office bearers, were charge-sheeted for duplicate ticket scam for the ODI between India and Australia held on April 6, 2001.

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