Well, it looks like today’s cricket match will not happen. It is pouring down in buckets, and by the looks of it, the ground cannot recover in time for today’s scheduled 2:30 p.m. start.
According to the TNCA web site, those who bought tickets are the biggest losers – their money will not be refunded “under any circumstances.” The Hindu had a report on this, and it looks like the Association will take a call on it only after the match is called off.
Judging by the ticket rates – a decent seat costs a minimum of Rs. 1200 – the TNCA seems to be a very greedy entity. But judging by the response – ALL the tickets were sold out within a few hours of opening the counters – Chennai is full of people willing to pay.