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Tickets for the highly-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup have sold out in 12 minutes.
It is understood that approximately 20,000 Indian fans will be travelling to the Adelaide Oval, which is where the match will being held.
“The general tickets were sold out in 12 minutes for the mouthwatering match at the 50,000 plus capacity stadium but fans still can buy holiday and business packages,” John Rau, the deputy premier of South Australia, told PTI. “We have just completed a new stadium at Adelaide, a great venue for cricket and we are very excited to host the India-Pakistan game. It will be a full house with many Indians and Pakistanis living in Australia in attendance along with around 20,000 fans coming from India.
“We were very clear that to we wanted to get that game, to have the opportunity of having visitors from that part of the world. As a government policy we have decided to have greater engagement with India, both cultural and business. We have a 10-year strategy for India and besides culture and trade, we want to promote sports as well.”
The clash between the two arch-rivals will be held on February 15, 2015.