Ahmedabad (Uttam Hindu News): The countdown to the ICC ODI World Cup final has reached its peak, especially for cricket fans who are looking forward to watching India take on Australia in the grand finale on November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, fans face unexpected obstacles in their attempts to be a part of this historic moment.
Cricket World Cup Final: Basic accommodation now comes at a whopping Rs 10,000 per night, while luxury hotels are charging around Rs 1 lakh for a night’s stay in the city. Flight prices have also increased, with round-trip tickets to Ahmedabad seeing a rise of 200-300 per cent. The flight from Delhi now costs Rs 15,000 on the eve of the final. Securing accommodation and tickets has become a difficult challenge. Following the announcement of the World Cup schedule, fans faced rising flight costs and exorbitant hotel tariffs. As India secured their place in the final, the situation worsened, with hotel prices in Ahmedabad skyrocketing. This is not the first time that cricket has created such a stir in the city.
A similar scenario had played out for the India-Pakistan match on October 15, when hotel tariffs reached new heights. Online platforms such as Booking.com, MakeMyTrip and agoda have seen a significant increase in searches for accommodation in Ahmedabad, mirroring the demand seen during the India-Pakistan standoff.
The final batch of match tickets, which went on sale on 13 November, sold out rapidly. The cheapest ticket available on BookMyShow was priced at Rs 10,000. The Men in Blue’s remarkable unbeaten run in the tournament has further heightened the anticipation surrounding the final, turning it into a once-in-a-lifetime event for cricket fans across the country.