Ind vs Sl ODI : Why Ticket Prices increased for last ODI encounter held between these two cricketing giants?

India and Sri Lanka are engaging in fierce competition while the former looks to put together the best team in front of the 2023 World Cup.

India must play 15 ODIs before the major tournament, and they will be anxious to find the best lineup before the September 2023 date of the event.

In order to understand why ticket prices have increased for the last ODI of a three-match series in Kerala, the BCCI has requested an explanation from Kerala Cricket Association (KCA).

If reports from several media outlets are to be accepted, the entertainment tax on match tickets has raised from 5% to 12%.

The cost of an ODI match ticket is divided into two tiers, with the first tier costing $1,000 and the second costing $2,000 inclusive of 18% GST and 12% inclusive taxes. Additionally, the  state sports minister has said in some media outlets that those who are starving should not purchase tickets and KCA should handover their money to the government.

The decision has generated controversy, and the BCCI is requesting an explanation from KCA in the year of the world cup. This could hurt KCA’s chances of hosting ODI cricket in their backyard.

The current series is being played by India without their all-around standout and star bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja, who are still recovering from injuries.

With the ODI World Cup in mind, Axar Patel has excelled with both the bat and the ball. India also needs to consider if SuryaKumar Yadav should be the number 4 batter instead of Shryeas Iyer, who is currently the best in the T20 format.

He should be given the opportunity to demonstrate his value in ODI cricket.