22 Feb 2011

Website crashes under mad scramble for cricket tickets

4:41 pm on 22 February 2011

The website selling just 1000 tickets for the Cricket World Cup final in Mumbai on April 2 crashed seconds after they went on sale, sparking furious complaints from fans.

Tickets were put on sale via the International Cricket Council's official ticketing partner Kyazoonga.com but the website buckled under the pressure of huge traffic.

Of the 33,000 seats at the Wankhede, around 4000 are available to a cricket-crazy public - where the population is more than a billion.

1000 are being sold online while another 3000 odd will be sold later for those who queue up at stadium box offices.

The rest are distributed among the ICC and clubs affiliated to the Mumbai Cricket Association.

Fans bombarded the online ticket agency's Facebook page with angry comments and such is the desperation of fans, even media visiting the city have been under siege for tickets.