in connection with alleged black marketing of Cricket World Cup tickets.
A senior CAB official denied the charges, claiming that the CAB was just hosting the game and had no participation in ticket sales.
Following a report claiming black marketing of tickets for Sunday’s ICC World Cup match between India and South Africa, Kolkata Police questioned officials from the Cricket Association of Bengal and the online ticket buying portal, an officer said. The police served notices on CAB and the online ticket buying portal, requesting that they come before them on Thursday, but no representatives from CAB or the online ticket booking portal showed, according to the officer.
On Wednesday, a case was registered at the Maidan Police Station in response to a complaint received from cricket fans alleging black marketing of tickets for the India-South Africa match on Sunday “due to the connivance of an online portal along with officials of the CAB and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI),” he said.
According to the complainants, several BCCI and CAB officials, as well as the online ticket purchasing service, reserved a large number of tickets intended for the general public, making them available to black-marketers.
A top CAB official dismissed the charges, stating that they were merely hosting the game and had no role in ticket sales, which were handled by the web platform and the International Cricket Council (ICC).