Police reportedly issue notice to BCCI over ticketing

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Kolkata Police have issued a notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking more information on ticket sales for yesterday’s (Sunday’s) ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup match between India and South Africa. 

According to the Press Trust of India, a senior officer from Kolkata Police asked for information from BCCI president Roger Binny.

The notice was issued late on Saturday evening, ahead of yesterday’s match at the 66,000-capacity Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which saw India win by 243 runs. It asked the BCCI president to submit documents to an officer at Maidan police station that is investigating the complaints regarding black marketing of the tickets.

The move follows a complaint that was made by an individual against the BCCI, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and ticketing platform BookMyShow, for allegedly promoting black marketing of tickets for the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup.

The officer told PTI: “A notice was sent to the BCCI president, asking him to provide relevant documents and information regarding the sale of tickets either personally or through any competent person of his organisation to the investigating officer of Maidan PS during working hours on Tuesday.”