The general tickets for the India vs Pakistan fixture in Adelaide in the 2015 World Cup have been sold out in just 12 minutes, revealed the South Australian government.
Adelaide is expecting the arrival of around 20,000 cricket fans from India for the iconic match on 15 February at the revamped Adelaide Oval, on the second day of the 2015 edition of the showpiece cricketing event.
"The general tickets were sold out in 12 minutes for the mouthwatering match at the 50,000 plus capacity stadium but fans still can buy holiday and business packages," PTI quoted John Rau, Deputy Premier of South Australia, as saying.
"We have just completed a new stadium at Adelaide, a great venue for cricket and we are very excited to host the India-Pakistan game. It will be a full house with many Indians and Pakistanis living in Australia in attendance along with around 20,000 fans coming from India."
India, the defending champions, hold a hundred percent win record against archrivals Pakistan in ICC World Cups - be it ODIs or T20Is.
The last time these two sides met at a World Cup was in Mohali in the semifinal of the 2011 edition of the competition, where the hosts - who went on to clinch the title - won by 29 runs.
The South Australian government, the owner of the Adelaide Oval, stated they were very much keen on hosting the India-Pakistan encounter.
"We were very clear that to we wanted to get that game, to have the opportunity of having visitors from that part of the world," Rau pointed out.
"As a government policy we have decided to have greater engagement with India, both cultural and business. We have a 10-year strategy for India and besides culture and trade, we want to promote sports as well."
Four matches of the 2015 World Cup will be played at the Adelaide Oval overall.