Cricket World Cup 2023: PIL Filed in Allahabad HC Challenging Ticket Prices of Match at Ekana Stadium

A PIL has been Filed through Advocate Piyush Pathak in Allahabad High Court at Lucknow to Address Discrepancies in Ticket Pricing for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches to be held at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow.

To ensure accessibility and inclusivity for all cricket enthusiasts, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, Bench at Lucknow. The PIL highlights concerns regarding the pricing of tickets for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 matches to be held at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow.


The PIL underscores the importance of cricket in India and the emotional connection it shares with the masses. It seeks to address significant concerns about the ticket pricing policies that threaten to limit access to the World Cup matches. 

Discrepancies in Ticket Pricing: 

The PIL highlights significant discrepancies in ticket pricing, with some tickets being excessively priced and out of reach for economically weaker sections of society. This differential pricing contradicts the principles of equality before the law enshrined in Article 14 of the Constitution of India. That for some matches tickets are 499 onwards however for matches to be held in Ekana start at 3250 onwards. 

Lack of Transparency: 

Furthermore, there is a lack of transparency in the ticket pricing policy. It remains unclear how the pricing for tickets is determined, raising concerns about fairness and inclusivity. 

The Right to Witness History: 

Every citizen of India, irrespective of their economic background, deserves the opportunity to witness the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. It is not merely a privilege but a fundamental aspect of their cultural and social heritage. 

The PIL for Access and Inclusivity: 

The PIL has been filed to ensure that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 remains accessible and inclusive for all cricket lovers. It calls for a review of ticket pricing policies, transparency in criteria, and procedures for determining ticket prices, and the appointment of a monitoring committee to oversee compliance. 

A Call for Fairness and Inclusivity: 

This PIL represents a call for fairness and inclusivity, ensuring that the World Cup remains a celebration for all, leaving no one behind. It aims to preserve the essence of this grand spectacle and create lasting memories for generations to come.

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