I’d just like to say how uncool i think the black market ops on world cup tickets are. There are several cricket board employees still selling tickets at exorbitant prices on the sly. Two guys were already busted but its still going on. A friend has just bought Rs. 1000 tickets from a board employee at 5k each, for this Saturday’s SL Vs Eng quarter final.
Another guy (im not sure if he is employed by the board) is selling 50 rupee standing space only tickets for Rs 1500. There are enough people to buy these tickets, but that just means that distribution does not happen equally, and many fans will lose the opportunity of watching the matches because of a few selfish money grabbers and a corrupt and inefficient management structure in the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.
I think i know the mentality at play here. You know, hey look we’re putting so much effort and time to make the world cup work, why can’t we use the chance to make some money on the sly? Well you can’t cause its illegal, and cause you’re doing a major disservice to the Sri Lankan people.
I could wax lyrical about our heritage, about how the world cup is a chance to show what Sri Lankans are really made of, but i wont. I know there will alway be crooks. So let me just say that I hope they catch every single one of these morons and parade them down the streets before they lock them up in jail for an indefinite period of time.