As India prepares to host England for a five-match Test series, the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) has announced a special initiative to allow 10,000 students to watch the second Test match between India and England for free. The series, which begins with the first Test on January 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, has generated significant excitement among cricket enthusiasts.
The ACA, in a bid to promote the sport and provide a unique experience for students, will offer complimentary tickets to 10,000 students who will need to present valid ID cards for entry to the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. This move aims to encourage young cricket enthusiasts and foster a love for the game among students.
S.R. Gopinath Reddy, the secretary of the ACA, clarified recent confusion regarding ticket sales for the upcoming match. He stated that despite initial confusion, ticket sales commenced on January 15 and have witnessed a strong response. Over 3,000 tickets have already been sold through online platforms like the Paytm app and Insider.in website.
The ticket options range from Rs 100 to Rs 500 for individual days, while season passes for all five days are available at Rs 400, Rs 800, and Rs 1,000. Reddy emphasized that despite the brisk online sales, tickets will also be available for purchase at offline counters.
Offline ticket sales for the India–England Test will begin on January 26. Additionally, Gopinath Reddy highlighted the association’s support for cricket club players in the state, with 2,850 players set to benefit from a Rs 250 subsidy. This initiative aims to make the Test match accessible to a wider audience, including grassroots cricket enthusiasts.
For fans seeking online tickets for the second Test, Insider.in provides options for both daily access and season passes. Offline ticket sales will be available at the stadium in PM Palem and the Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium from January 26 to February 6. The ACA has made 13,382 tickets available for sale, with prices ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 1,500, ensuring a range of options for cricket fans.
Gopinath Reddy’s inclusive approach and the ACA’s efforts to make the Test match accessible to students and cricket enthusiasts reflect a commitment to promoting the sport and engaging fans across all levels of the game.