Fourth Test match 2nd day Feroz Shah Kotla

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Sat 24th March is the last day of our trip and it coincides with this game. We would love to go and experience the passion of an Indian test match. Would we be able to walk up and pay on the gate (if so how much), or would we have to sort out tickets beforehand.
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Originally Posted by Paulwhits View Post Sat 24th March is the last day of our trip and it coincides with this game. We would love to go and experience the passion of an Indian test match. Would we be able to walk up and pay on the gate (if so how much), or would we have to sort out tickets beforehand.
It's a Saturday so probably you would need to arrange for tickets beforehand.
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Thanks jods. We start our journey in Delhi so I may see if I can get something sorted before we return later in the trip.
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I went to the test match in Chennai last week. One thing to be aware of is that from what I have seen you have to buy a 5 day ticket, even if you're going for just 1 day.
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Cheers Richard, Did you pay on the gate or get a ticket beforehand? If it is reasonable we still might get a ticket and then I'm sure we could pass it on to someone else before we come home on the Sunday.
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One of my Indian friends bought the ticket beforehand for 500 rupees which gave me a seat in the upper tier of the grandstand. Sorry but I have no idea where he bought the ticket from.

There were no pass outs in Chennai. I would say it would be the same in Delhi.
At one point I wanted to go for a walk around the ground but this is not really possible. Once I entered the grandstand I could not exit the grandstand and re - enter again. From what I can see once you exit the grandstand you are in you then have to go home and stay at home
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Paulwhits,

I'm very curious to know what the experience was like for you, if you did manage to get in.

Richard, what was yours like?

Thanks for sharing in advance.
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Yeah the cricket was good, I was impressed with the stadium, the people were generally friendly (however when I went to buy food a lot of the Indian people pushed in front of me).

One other thing is no cameras are allowed, if you want to take a camera in then put it down your pants when you walk in (as I did) or use your mobile phone to take photos.

If you're American and you don't understand cricket then you will probably be bored.
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Sounds like a lot of fun. Getting pushed out of a line is no surprise. I made the mistake of waiting patiently in line at the front desk of a hotel once ... Until person after person kept cutting in front of me. Finally, I learnt my lesson and gave the next guy a sharp elbow to the ribs and pushed my way to the front.

And, by the way... NOTHING is more boring than baseball. Except, maybe, Jai Alai.
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Just out of interest how did you find the standard of customer service in India ?

I thought it was really poor in South India. You go into a supermarket buy some products and the person who serves you is not even friendly. It started to annoy me after a while.
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Originally Posted by richard23a View Post Just out of interest how did you find the standard of customer service in India ? I thought it was really poor in South India.
Uniformly excellent. People (service workers) were only too willing to help at every opportunity.

At the hotel self-serve buffet breakfast, where staff would make your toast, your coffee and put milk on your cereal for you.

At the homewares store, where someone would help with your selection, another the payment transaction, during which time your goods have been wrapped in a parcel and presented by someone else.

The tailor who delivers your made-to-measure shirts to your hotel, and leaves them there for you, even though you haven't paid for them.

The driver who takes you wherever you want to go, whether it's on the itinerary or not.

The person who helps carry your bags onto the train, and shows you to your seat, even though they are not meant to get on the train at all.

The tour guide who stops a would-be con-artist in their tracks.

The shop keeper who unrolls silk after silk so you can get just the right one.

The shop keepers who offer you chai and cold water, even though you haven't, and probably won't, buy anything.

The hotel staff who tell you exactly where in the town market you can buy a replacement power adaptor, and how much it will cost.

The hotel staff who replace buttons on your trousers, for nothing.

The hotel staff who go out to a local market to buy a cold pack for you because you've hurt your knee.

The elderly lift operator who shows you where the orthopaedic surgeon's clinic is, because it's not listed on any directory board anywhere.
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I'd like non Indian people to respond to my question please.

Also some of the people described in the last post will only be helping you because
they want to make money.
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I'm not an Indian.

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In none of my observations did the staff earn any more money because of the customer service provided.
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Your background please?

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