The BCCI has opened the sale of tickets for the UAE leg of IPL 2014 at three venues — Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah — to be sold online from Thursday, April 3.
The matches of Indian Premier League will be held from April 16 to June 1 and the price is in the range of 20 Dirhams (Rs.325) to 50 Dirhams (Rs.812)
Where to Buy Online?
The sale of tickets online is available on IPL websites — iplt20.com and ticketmaster.ae, besides sale at selected Lulu Hypermarkets in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, from Sunday, said organizers in a statement. The sale of tickets for stadium box office will be available from April 10.
In Dubai, the price of the ticket will start at 30 dirhams, and it is 50 dirhams for double-headers, while Sharjah tickets will be available for 30 dirhams for a single match and 40 dirhams for the double-headers.
The opening match will be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, with defending champions Mumbai Indians playing against Kolkata Knight Riders, the 2012 winners.
“I have spent a lot of time over the years in this wonderful country and it is great to see the excitement and buzz being generated prior to a tournament of this magnitude, here in the UAE,” Sunil Gavaskar, Interim President, BCCI-IPL, said in the statement.
Gavaskar had a discussion with the franchises on Pepsi IPL 2014, earlier on Wednesday. He briefed them on the preparations for the 2014 season. The franchises shared their views and extended their support and cooperation for a successful Pepsi IPL 2014.
Ranjib Biswal, chairman of the IPL Governing Council, thanked the UAE government, the UAE government, the Emirates Cricket Board, the administrations of Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, as well as the three sports councils, for their support to host the IPL 2014.
“The 20 matches to be played in the UAE will feature top cricketers from all over the world. I am sure that the opportunity to witness their heroes in action will prompt them to flock to the stadiums,” Biswal said. The Emirates Cricket Board held the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 here recently.
“The venues in the UAE have hosted some extraordinary international matches recently, and I am certain that everyone can expect some unforgettable cricket, in the UAE leg of the Pepsi IPL 2014,” said Omar Al Askari, director, Emirates Cricket Board.