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Free tickets for rural students for India-Australia Test match

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has decided to provide daily free of cost 5,000 tickets as well as food to children of rural areas of the state to facilitate them to watch the second Test between India and Australia, to be played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali from October 17 to 21.

Disclosing this here today, Punjab Cricket Association president I S Bindra told mediapersons that the decision was taken in the first meeting of the Organising Committee held under the chairmanship of Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Bindra said 5,000 students of VI to Xth class from all districts of Punjab would daily watch the Test match. There will be a daily new batch of students from the rural areas, who will be brought in buses.

While the PCA will provide free tickets and food to these rural children, the state government will provide transportation.

The organising commitee has also reduced the price of tickets for students and for the chair blocks. The price of ticket for students for five days has been slashed to Rs 100 from Rs 200. The ticket for chair blocks will now cost Rs 300 instead of Rs 500. However, there will be no change in the price of tickets for Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 1000, Mr Bindra informed the media.


Story first published: Thursday, September 18, 2008, 18:10 [IST]
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