BookMyShow Website Crashes: The much-delayed sale of tickets for the ODI World Cup began on Friday but fans had a tough time booking them with the official website not functioning for a good 35 to 40 minutes.
The first day of ticket sales was designated for matches that did not involve India, including the warm-ups. However, the process began at 8 p.m. local time, and shortly thereafter, fans complained that the ‘Bookmyshow’ application crashed due to the overwhelming demand for tickets.
Beginning October 5, Bookmyshow is the official ticketing partner for the World Cup.
Frustration Over Social Media
After such a delayed announcement of ticket sales, if the fundamental systems infrastructure is not in place, it speaks unfavourably of the powerful BCCI and ICC. Such events are organised all over the globe, and systems such as lotteries and ticket lines are typical. Atirav Kapur, an admirer from Delhi, asked PTI on Friday, “Why aren’t those ready for such a large event?”
After a half-hour of ticket sales, the website began functioning, but by that time, a portion of the devotees had lost patience.
“Ticket sales for matches besides India began at 8 p.m. Now that it is 8:08 PM, the BookMyShow app has collapsed. Cricket is played in India. “Wondering what will occur when India’s game tickets go on sale,” Nilesh G wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
— Swaraj Wasankar (@Swaraj_Wasankar) August 29, 2023
On August 31, tickets for India’s games in Chennai, Delhi, and Pune will go on sale, while the coveted tickets for the Indo-Pak blockbuster in Ahmedabad will be made available on September 3.
Criticism of the Company as BookMyShow Website Crashes
The BCCI and ICC chose a staggered sale procedure to provide fans with a seamless experience.
“This is bookmyshow’s measure of readiness for the World Cup! Apologies @ICC, but it appears that your ticketing partners are not up to the task,” wrote X user Arka Dyuti Palit.
Fans have already criticised the management of ticket sales and the schedule for the first ODI World Cup to be held in India since 2011.
After announcing the comprehensive schedule in June, the BCCI and ICC revised the schedule by as many as nine games earlier this month.
In contrast, the schedules for the previous World Cup in England and the 2011 tournament in India were released months in advance.