Ranchi: After 12 years, India is once again in the final of the World Cup. Because of this, cricket fever is raging across the country. Preparations are going on to watch the match on the big screen in the theaters of Gujarat. In such a situation, this is a big opportunity for those people who due to some reason will not be able to enjoy the stadium match. Fans are also very excited to watch the final match of Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and Australia in theatres, while on the other hand, cricket addiction is running rampant among the businessmen of Delhi. According to the information, they are also going to watch the match on the big LED screen.
What do the owners of cinema halls of Gujarat say?
According to Gujarat cinema owners, major multiplex chains PVR Inox and Miraj Cinemas will telecast Sunday’s final match live from the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. More than half the tickets for the match have been sold. PVR Inox Limited Executive Director Sanjeev Kumar Bijli said that they have already sold more than 45 percent of the tickets related to the match screening.
He said, “With India reaching the final, the response on ticket booking has been tremendous as we started booking after the results of the second semi-final and more than 45 percent of the tickets have already been sold and on Sunday, the match day. By the end, this figure is expected to reach 70-80 percent.” PVR Inox has made arrangements for live telecast in 150 theaters in 60 cities across the country, with a focus on Maharashtra. After this, Gujarat and northern states – Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are included. Mirage Cinemas, the third largest national multiplex chain, has also received an overwhelming response, with more than 70-80 percent of its match screening tickets sold so far.
The World Cup final will be telecast live in select Miraj cinemas including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Surat, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Nathdwara, Ranchi, Akola, Amravati, Chandrapur, Hisar, Sonipat, Abohar, Gurdaspur. . According to Amit Sharma, managing director of Mirage Entertainment Limited, the aim is to provide a “stadium-like” experience to cricket fans. The Indian cricket team has reached the finals by defeating New Zealand in the semi-finals and in the second semi-final, the Australian team has reached the finals by defeating South Africa.
What are the preparations in Delhi
Traders and Resident Welfare Association (RWA) in Delhi have planned to enjoy the final match of the Cricket World Cup with bumper discounts on products, screening of the match and ‘dhol nagaad’ (drums). The final match of the Cricket World Cup will be played between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Sunday.
Shop owners in all markets of Delhi are not expecting much business on Sunday as cricket fans are expected to watch the final match at their homes. Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) Chairman Brijesh Goyal told PTI, “Most of the markets in Delhi will remain closed on Sunday and there will be a holiday-like atmosphere in the market. In other areas, shop owners will install LED screens so that people can enjoy the match together. We expect hardly any business on that day.”Goyal said traders in the markets of Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh, Rohini and Pitampura have made arrangements for passersby to enjoy the match. LED screen has been arranged. According to a statement from CTI, special arrangements are also being made in hotels and restaurants. According to this, special dishes are also being prepared in the name of the players and some restaurants have made arrangements to seat more people for this special day.
Up to 50 percent discount will be given on India’s victory
Many traders in Sarojini Nagar market said that if India wins the World Cup, they will give up to 50 percent discount on products. Sarojini Nagar Market Association President Ashok Randhawa said that the sale of Indian jerseys has also increased. He said, “If Team India wins this World Cup, we will give up to 50 percent discount on our products.” Along with this, we are planning to book a ‘Dhol’ band for the celebrations as there is a ban on firecrackers in Delhi. RWA has also made arrangements with several housing societies for the match. He plans to watch the match on the big screen. Atul Goyal, president of ‘United Residents Joint Action’ (URJA), the apex body of Delhi residential welfare associations, said that many societies will watch the match together.
Special dishes will also be arranged
East Delhi RWA President B. S. Vohra said, “We will install a big screen to watch the match together. Special dishes will also be arranged for them. President of Defense Colony RWA said, “If India wins, we will celebrate but no firecrackers will be burnt.” According to CTI, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazaar, Chawri Bazaar. Markets like Khari Baoli, Kashmiri Gate, Bhagirath Palace, Lajpat Rai Market, Naya Bazaar, Mori Gate will remain completely closed on Sunday. However, markets like Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Greater Kailash, Rohini and Pitampura will remain open.