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Ticket fiasco is not unique to India



First it was the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and now it’s the Cricket World Cup (CWC) – two events that should have enhanced India’s image as the host of global sporting events but has instead hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

While the chaotic preparations and organisational blunders surrounding the CWG is well documented, events at the CWC need to be put into perspective.

This CWC is one of the most viewed sporting spectacles in the world. India, the second highest populated country, is one of its co-hosts.

Money is clearly not an issue as the Indian board is the richest in the sport. But then money cannot buy everything, as some credit card adverts will have you believe.

from India Insight:

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