Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) is all set to host the 1st Test of the four-match series of Border Gavaskar Trophy, scheduled to be played against Australia from February 9-13, 2023, at its swanky stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur.
The VCA stadium in Jamtha, which can accommodate 44,000 spectators (approximately), will be hosting a Test match after 5 years. The Jamtha Stadium had last hosted a Test match in November 2017 against Sri Lanka.
Match timings of the 1st Test vs Australia would be as follows (On all Match Days):
First Session – 09:30 am to 11:30 am
Lunch Break - 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Second Session - 12:10 pm to 02:10 pm
Tea Break – 02:10 pm to 02:30 pm
Last Session - 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm
SALE OF TICKETS TO MEMBERS
The sale of tickets for the Test match to Life Members and VCA-affiliated clubs will be from January 29 to 31, 2023 at Bilimoria Pavilion, VCA, Civil Lines, Nagpur, from 10 AM to 5 PM. The sale of tickets to Members will be done Offline.
A member can collect tickets on behalf of only four other members on the production of their Membership Cards.
Life Members are entitled to a complimentary ticket in the air-conditioned Members’ stand. They can swap their member’s ticket with any lower denomination ticket, if they so desire. Apart from this, each member can also buy a maximum of 4 tickets of any denomination. Ticket sale to members will be on till 31st January 5 pm. No Member’s tickets would be available post this date.
SALE OF TICKETS TO PUBLIC
Sale of tickets to the general public will be “ONLINE” through our official ticketing partner Bookmyshow.com. Online ticket sale will commence on Wednesday, 1st February, 2023, from 9:00 am onwards and can be booked on the following platforms: www.bookmyshow.com and their Mobile App. Each person shall be entitled to book 4 tickets only.
REDEMPTION CENTRE FOR ONLINE TICKETS AT NAGPUR
The redemption centre for online ticket buyers will be located at the Bilimoria Pavilion, Civil Lines, Nagpur.
The redemption centre will open on February 5, 2023. Tickets can be redeemed from 9 AM to 5 PM till 8th February, 2023.
OPENING OF GATES
The gates of the Jamtha Stadium will be opened to spectators at 7.30 AM on all matchdays. The staff of Bookmyshow.com would be manning the gate/bay entry through turnstiles at bay level. After the scanning of barcode at turnstile, ticket holders will get access to the stands.
TICKETS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
VCA has reserved approximately 4000 tickets in the West Stand (Ground floor, Bays O, P, Q) for school students up to Class X only. The tickets have been priced at Rs 10/- per ticket, per day and the same will be sold offline.
Schools should do the following to book and procure their tickets:
1. Students can book tickets only through their respective schools.
2. One day will be reserved for each school.
3. 1 teacher will accompany 25 students.
4. Students should be in their respective school uniforms and carry their ID cards. The teachers should also carry their ID cards.
5. List of students of each school should be submitted to the VCA well in advance.
6. Schools will have to make their own transport arrangements and inform the VCA the vehicle number and the driver and conductor’s identity well in advance.
TICKETS FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED PERSONS
The VCA has also reserved a certain number of tickets for differently abled persons and their attendants. They will have to produce a Govt ID/Certificate while buying the tickets.
Sale of Corporate boxes at Jamtha Stadium will commence on February 1, 2023. However, NO individual tickets for Corporate Boxes will be sold.
The ticket rates for the 1st India vs Australia Test Match are listed below:
Season Ticket Rates Ind vs Aus - 2023 (Rs.)
10 (per student, per day)
Ground Flr (Bays R & S)
South G & H
There will be no Single Day Ticket sale except to School students.
Mr Paresh Sutane (Former Duleep Trophy player) would be the Liaison Manager of Team India
while Mr Sirish Joshi would be the Liaison Manager of the touring Australian team.