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wickets
Post subject: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 08:30 on 3rd May 2011

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
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Location: Swindon
All the fun has been taken out of watching ODI cricket in India.
Don't know that it'll be any different even if the ICC aren't involved.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 12:27 on 3rd May 2011

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Location: Preston UK
wickets Wrote:
All the fun has been taken out of EVEN GETTING TO AND FROM watching ODI cricket in India.
Don't know that it'll be any different even if the ICC aren't involved.


Besides which its too close to the last tour, for a set of glorified friendlies.
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 12:40 on 3rd May 2011

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some good pics here of WC

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/04/cricket_passion.html
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 14:33 on 3rd May 2011

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GeorgethePodge Wrote:


Great pics, well worth the viewing. Makes it memorable again.
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wickets
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 16:49 on 3rd May 2011

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Yeah, nice pics Podge.
Love India, still not going for ODI's though.
BCCI, ICC and Bombay immigration Nazi's : all a bunch of cunts.
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Eggmanfoo
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 22:27 on 4th May 2011

Joined: 13:35 on 20th May 2008
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Wickets, say what you really think :lol:

Agreed, with a tour in the offing next year, this really does seem a pointless exercise...it will be a great atmosphere but, worth the hassle......think not
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wickets
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 00:13 on 5th May 2011

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Eggmanfoo Wrote:
Wickets, say what you really think


Sorry, I held back a bit there.
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Furryfrog
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 09:41 on 5th May 2011

Joined: 09:38 on 5th May 2011
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I'm in Asia around October so I'm thinking of popping to india for a bit of cricket.

Can anyone please help me with the following:

when are the dates and venues likely to be announced and what's the best way to get tickets and more info

Thanks in advance

Neil
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 09:47 on 5th May 2011

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Furryfrog Wrote:

when are the dates and venues likely to be announced and what's the best way to get tickets and more info



That's anyone's guess. Often the BCCI leaves it until a couple of months (sometimes less) before the tour is about to start before announcing the dates and venues. Then once the dates are announced there will usually be one or more last minute changes of venue, either due to a falling-out with the local cricket association or because they've just noticed that the ground where the game is supposed to be hosted hasn't been built yet.

They have in the past sometimes sold tickets on-line, but more often the tickets simply go on sale (usually from local banks) anywhere from about 3 weeks to a couple of days before the game. Ticketing is all done by the local cricket associations, so arrangements, prices, and whether or not the number of tickets printed is double the capacity of the ground, will all vary enormously from place to place. The one thing all the ticketing arrangements will definitely have in common is that they will be extremely chaotic.

ODI's in India always sell out, so if you can be bothered, try and be around the locality when the tickets go on sale, or arrange to have someone who is. People like local travel agents will most likely sort this for you for a price. Alternatively just turn up on the day or the day before and buy off a local. A high percentage of tickets in India are freebies, which find their way to friends of friends of the local cricket associations' affiliated club members, some of who will be bound to be looking to cash in.

Once you've got your ticket, make sure you're at the ground early, and I mean early. And as for taking anything into the ground with you (rucksack, camera, mobile phone, food, water, etc.) be aware that these items are all banned. I've also had them try to confiscate items not on the banned list, such as sun cream, hand sanitizer, and pens, so be warned.

You'll have a great time, but I've hopefully given you some idea as to why some people feel that it's not worth the aggro!
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wickets
Post subject: Re: Don't do it.
PostPosted: 00:17 on 12th May 2011

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
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Location: Swindon
Very well put Big H.
Definately not worth the agro though.
Cribbing that vegan fella (sort of):
No fun, No laughs, Lot's of masters.
Shite!
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