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Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:52 AM IST (05:22 AM GMT)
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Punjab Cricket Association Launches Ticket Sales for the 1st Test Match Between India and Australia on KyaZoonga.Com
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Thursday, September 23, 2010 — (Business Wire India) — Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) today has officially launched ticket sales for the 1st Test Match in the India vs. Australia series to be held at Mohali on Oct 1 – 5, 2010. Starting today, the public can buy tickets by logging on to www.kyazoonga.com – the ticketing website of the Official Ticketing Partner.
Ticket categories are:
. VIP Block – Rs.1,000
. North Pavilion – Rs.1,500
. Pavilion Terrace – Rs.2,500
. A.C. Lounge – Rs.10,000 (with hospitality)
For further details, please log on to www.kyazoonga.com or call the KyaZoonga ticketing call centre at +91-11-4488-1000. Tickets will also be available for cash purchase at designated e-ticket retail outlets in and around Punjab. The list of the retail outlets will be published soon on the website.
By offering tickets online and offline, PCA, in keeping with international standards and precedent, is continuing to make the process of purchasing tickets to the match easy and convenient for cricket fans. Users are provided the ease of a virtual box office in their homes, offices and on the go, in a seamless transaction experience. Credit cards, debit cards, net banking and cash will be accepted as modes of payment for purchase and delivery of tickets.
Customers can collect tickets already purchased at the venue starting September 27. It is recommended that tickets be picked up before match days to avoid rush and potential delays on match day. Customers will need to bring the credit/debit card used for the purchase, a valid photo ID, a clear copy of the photo ID and the confirmation page. If sending someone else to collect on their behalf, customers are requested to send an authorization letter in addition to all of the above. The person authorized also needs to carry her/his original photo identification along with a photocopy.
Announcing the commencement of ticket sales, Mr. I.S. Bindra, President, PCA said, “India – Australia test matches are always received with excitement and passion by cricket fans in the country. We want to ensure that the fans have a great experience and through our continued association with KyaZoonga, we are looking to reach out to a large section of cricket fans who would like to book tickets of their favorite games from the comfort of their homes. Interactive features such as “View from the stand”, Facebook and Twitter updates continue to enhance the customer experience. ”
Neetu Bhatia, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, KyaZoonga.com, said on the occasion, “We are excited about our continuing partnership with PCA as their ticketing partner. An India – Australia test match is always an exciting event, and it promises to be bigger than ever this time, given the proximity of the ICC World Cup 2011. India is a nation of cricket lovers, and we are happy to be a part of an event that promises to bring much delight to everyone who watches it. The PCA stadium is one of the most sought after international cricketing venues and we are delighted to be able to continue to provide customers and fans with seamless access to tickets for fixtures held here.”
KyaZoonga.com is India’s first and largest entertainment and sports ticketing company. Launched in early 2007, KyaZoonga’s has created and vastly expanded the ticketing marketplace in India by bringing tickets to consumers who traditionally have not been able to access major events. Credited with pioneering a centralized ticketing system and concept in India, implemented since KyaZoonga launched, where all sales channels (internet, box office, retail, phone, mobile) are driven from one central ticketing system, KyaZoonga is the only ticketing company in the Indian subcontinent to have ticketed a major international event – the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, all forms of international cricket (ODI, Tests, T20s), several domestic cricket leagues and matches and Olympic style multiple sporting events and venues. KyaZoonga is also the only ticketing company with the ability to enable pan-India cash sales for all live events including concerts and plays thereby mobilizing fans from all across India to seamlessly buy tickets and travel to concert and event cities.
KyaZoonga partners with India’s leading multiplex operators, cricket and sports franchises, concert promoters and event organizers to ensure simple and easy access to popular ticketed entertainment options and helps customers Jump the Q every day. The Company’s Advisory Board includes Dr. Kiran Bedi, India’s first IPS officer, Magsaysay Award Winner and a prominent social activist, Prahlad Kakar, India’s Advertising Guru, and Lila Poonawalla, Padmashri Award Winner and Chairperson, DeLaval, Lila Poonawalla Foundation.
The Punjab Cricket Association is the governing body for the development and organisation of the game of cricket in the State of Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh. PCA has a long history because the state of Punjab had undergone political and geographical changes during the last 60 year most of the area of Punjab having gone to Pakistan. The PCA controls the territory of present day of Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh. PCA is instrumental in running the coaching and other activities in all major districts like Amritsar, Jalandhar, patiala, Ludhiana and Chandigarh and other districts like Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Bathinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur.
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