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India vs Pakistan Match in New York: Tickets Cost Up to ₹9,00,000, Cheaper To Vacation In Barbados
By CricShots - May 28, 2024 6:52 pm
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Planning to watch the epic India vs Pakistan match in New York? Be prepared to spend big. The price for “Diamond Club” seats for this high-stakes encounter is a staggering $10,000, which amounts to approximately $10,863 (around INR 9,00,000) with taxes included. Surprisingly, this sum can cover a luxurious vacation for two in Barbados, including premium seats for a top cricket fixture like Australia vs England.

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Here’s the breakdown: two return tickets from New York to Barbados will cost around INR 50,000 each. A four-night stay in a four-star hotel will set you back about INR 60,000. Add to that the cost of two “Club Open Air” tickets ($650 each, approximately Rs 1,08,000) for the Australia vs England match on June 5. The total expenditure for a couple’s holiday in Barbados, including premium cricket match tickets, would be around INR 2,70,000.

This leaves ample room in your budget if you’re planning to bring kids or additional family members. Even the next best category tickets for the India vs Pakistan match in New York, priced at $2,750, rival the cost of this entire Barbados getaway. Unsurprisingly, tickets for the India vs Pakistan clash, arguably the most anticipated cricket match globally, are still available.

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As per the reports in CricketNext, only the “Pavilion Club” category is sold out. At least three other categories are still up for grabs. Additionally, the hosts have increased the VIP parking price at Nassau County International Stadium from $200 (on May 23) to $250 (on May 27). Regarding other India fixtures, organizers have made more tickets available. For instance, “Standard Plus” category tickets for India vs Ireland and India vs USA were initially unavailable but have now become accessible in nine categories as of May 27.

 

Most ticket categories for these matches are available, and even India vs Canada in Florida has tickets available in three categories. The consistent availability of tickets, even for India’s first fixture on June 5 against the USA, suggests that the International Cricket Council (ICC) might have miscalculated its ticketing strategy. As of May 28, there are numerous sellers for India match tickets on social media, with very few buyers.

Unlike previous World Cups, there is minimal activity on premium reselling websites, as tickets remain readily available on the official website. Despite offering a $10,000 India-Pakistan ticket package that includes VIP parking, breakfast, pitch-side access, a Q&A session with a cricketing legend, and a private champagne lunch, the ICC has yet to sell out these premium seats.

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With twenty teams competing across the USA and the West Indies, the ICC must ramp up its efforts to avoid the embarrassment of empty seats. For fans contemplating premium seats for the India vs Pakistan match in New York, a beachfront family holiday in Barbados offers a tempting alternative, providing both relaxation and top-tier cricket action for a fraction of the price.