IPL 2024: RCB vs CSK Match Ticket Prices Skyrockets in Black Market as Fans Await on Crucial Playoff-Decider Clash – News18

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As RCB and SK face each other in a virtual knockout clash tonight, the craze amongst fans has reached an all-time high. And so have the prices of tickets, which are being sold in black.

It’s pandemonium anytime the Chennai Super Kings face off against the Royals Challengers Bengaluru. Add to it, the pressure of being a playoff decider and a possible final clash between the titans Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, the tension is beyond palpable.

Well, the same is set to transpire tonight, as RCB takes on CSK at the Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru, for one last time in the group stages, in a do-or-die as both teams battle it out for the last playoff spot.

Expectedly, the craze amongst fans has reached an all-time high. And so have the prices of tickets.

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After having been sold out, according to reports from The Hindu, a black market has arisen, wherein tickets for the crucial clash have been sold for exhortbitant prices, given the hype for the encounter.

Reports taken from residents of Bengaluru state that tickets originally priced at around Rs. 4000, Rs. 4800, and Rs. 13000 are being sold for about Rs. 20,000, Rs. 15000, and Rs, 13000 respectively.

The sales of such tickets in black has been occurring in areas of Bengaluru such as Cubbon Park, Queens Road etc, and have also been sold over the phone.

With the rise of such sales, the rise of scams have also taken place concurrently, as potential buyers are made to pay an initial amount online for the purchase of such tickets and eventually end of getting scammed out of their money.

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru face Chennai Super Kings tonight in what is a virtual knockout match of IPL 2024. RCB must win this contest to qualify for the playoffs stage but they need to ensure a significant victory margin to do so.

On the other hand, CSK can advance even if they lose but not by a big margin at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB not only have to outsmart CSK, they also have to pray that weather doesn’t ruin their chances either since there’s forecast of rain during the match.

Three teams – Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad – have sealed three IPL 2024 playoff spots. And the fight is now between RCB and CSK to seal the fourth.