Tickets for India-Australia ODI to go on sale today

The ticket sales for the first One Day International (ODI) match between India and Australia, which will be held on October 13 in Pune, will commence today.

Tickets will be available online at www.bookmyshow.com. The match, a day-night affair, will be the opening match of a seven-game series.

The tickets for the October 13 match are priced between Rs 750 and Rs 20,000. "We have re-calculated the price of tickets with a view to ensure that a maximum number of people come and watch the game. We are confident of having a full-house," said Shirke.

Pune will be hosting an ODI match after a seven-year break. Ajay Shirke, president of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), said that the association was fully prepared to successfully host the match.

"We have a fine stadium and have hosted two successful seasons of Indian Premier League (IPL). I am sure we can get the job done," he said.

The MCA stadium, at Gahunje, has been home to Pune Warriors for the past two seasons and also hosted an International Twenty20 match between India and England in December 2012.

Shirke said he was hopeful of getting a Test match allotted. "We have already had the International cricket Council (ICC) and other international bodies inspect our facilities. We hope to host a Test match in the near future," he said.

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