While Ace Pakistan spinner, Saeed Ajmal has decided to withdraw himself from the ICC Cricket World Cup, after failing to rectify his action in time to be eligible for selection and Australia’s 50 over continue to conduct more experiments than a frothing test tube since the last World Cup, online cricket ticket sales continue to go through the roof for the World Cup Cricket.
Ajmal, 37, Pakistan’s top spinner and their highest wicket-taker in all formats for the last three years, was suspended from bowling in international cricket in September due to an illegal action. “Ajmal withdrew himself,” Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Shaharyar Khan told reporters in Karachi.
“We didn’t want to take a risk with Ajmal’s career because latest reports suggested his elbow extension was not still within the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC, despite all the remedial work on his action.
The issue of Michael Clarke’s fitness is a delicate one in all ways because the Australian captain will not be able to prove himself under match conditions before the team is due to be submitted to the International Cricket Council late next week.
The selectors are likely to gamble on Clarke in the hope his injured hamstring, which recently required surgery, can go the distance.
None of this has slowed down Cricket Ticket purchases, and why should it? But, before you jump online and buy your tickets, here are a few things that the folk at GFE Sport, an online ticket search and review service think you should keep in mind.
Buying Tickets Safely Online
Tickets to the biggest sporting events are hard to obtain and Cricket One Day Internationals and World Cup Cricket are no exception.
Avoid long lines, crowds of people, and wasted time by shopping online for tickets to events, big or small. Purchasing tickets online gives buyers the convenience of completing purchases from home and hunting down hard-to-find or sold out tickets. Learn the benefits of buying tickets online, where to find Internet sellers that offer tickets, and how to purchase them safely and securely.
Choice Magazine reports that Last year Cricket Australia cancelled more than 1000 Ashes tickets it suspected were going to be sold by scalpers. A number of these had been traded on eBay.
Get a Sense for Ticket Pricing
Everyone wants to get a good deal on tickets. There are a few good ways to get a sense of the current market value of tickets. Look at completed listings on websites such as eBay to see how much tickets for a similar show or event sold for. Visit the main website for the event.
Look at ticket prices listed even if the event sold out. This will give buyers an idea of what the original price was for any given event. Research what tickets are in high demand. For example, if a band is only playing one night in a city, those tickets will be more expensive than cities where the band has three shows.
Know Ticket Shipping Terms
Look at who pays for shipping, how much it costs, the delivery method, and item location. Anyone uncomfortable with a seller’s terms should not buy. Fair prices for shipping a pair of tickets are around $3 for standard USPS mail and $15 for overnight shipping via shippers like UPS or FedEx.
These prices may slightly fluctuate based on the buyer’s geographic distance from the seller. The farther away the two parties live, the more expensive the shipping.
Discover Ticket Payment Options
Find out if the seller accepts PayPal. This payment method securely stores credit card information and allows buyers to pay for items quickly and easily. PayPal Buyer Protection may even cover a purchase up to $2,000.
Never pay using instant cash transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Use common sense when shopping.
Tickets and prices that seem too good to be true should immediately trigger a red flag. If any questions come up, be sure to ask the seller.
Study Ticket Regulations and Refunds
If purchasing in Australia, some states have laws against reselling tickets for events inside the state for more than face value. However, people can legally buy and sell tickets without restrictions in most states. eBay permits nationwide ticket sales and manages sales in a way that accommodates all state ticket resale laws and encourages lawful transactions.
For too long, unscrupulous ticket resellers have been taking advantage of unsuspecting consumers and deceiving consumers into believing they are purchasing a ticket from the box office website or official primary ticket seller at face value. These resellers use Internet ads or other advertising, along with pictures of the venue and descriptions such as “official” tickets, to dupe consumers.
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