India vs Leicestershire Live: High demand for IND vs LEIC warm-up, ticket price doubled: Check OUT


India vs Leicestershire Live: Hosting the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is a once-in-a-while opportunity for English county clubs and Leicestershire isn’t letting this one go. As India will face Leicestershire Cricket Club in a four-day Warm-up match starting June 24, the county has doubled its ticket prices to 25 pounds. It is at par with the minimum ticket price of India vs England 5th Test at Edgbaston. Follow India Tour of England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

For 4-day First-Class matches and Vitality Blast matches, tickets are priced at £10. However, for the First-Class match against India, Leicestershire has cashed in on the team’s popularity amongst the local South Asian population and increased the rate.

India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

India vs Leicestershire Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: £25.00 per day
  • Senior: £20.00 per day
  • Young adults (16-22): £20.00 per day
  • Junior (U-16): £15.00 per day

For the 5th Test against England, the tickets have been in high demand. In fact, tickets for the first two days at Edgbaston have already been sold out. However, unlike Lord’s, the tickets have been competitively priced. The ticket price for Edgbaston Test starts at £25 per day and goes up to £120 per day.

However, if the match lasts for full five days, the price is expected to go up on the final day.

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India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

Meanwhile, Indian cricketers, including skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill, on Monday hit the nets here ahead of the rescheduled fifth and final Test against England, starting in Birmingham on July 1.

Rohit and Gill are likely to open the innings for India in the Test and the duo got into the groove as they looked to sharpen their skills during the practice session at the Leicestershire County Ground.

India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

Rohit, who was rested for the T20I series against South Africa at home, defended a few deliveries on the front foot, while also playing the pull shots against the short balls. Gill, too, looked to work on his game during the batting session.

India will be based here for a week and play Leicestershire in a four-day warm-up match from June 24.

The duo of Rohit and KL Rahul had played a pivotal role in India securing a 2-1 lead in the Test series in England last year before the final match was abandoned owing to a COVID-19 outbreak.

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India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

KL Rahul, however, will miss the tour this time because of a groin injury, which had also ruled him out of the series against South Africa. His absence opened the door for Gill to open for India.

Rohit had amassed 368 runs in 4 Tests, including a hundred and two fifties, while Rahul racked up 315 runs, comprising a hundred and a half-century.

Gill had played a crucial role in India’s historic Test series win on Australian soil in 2020-21 and will be keen to make a mark in the UK after returning to the squad following last year’s series against New Zealand.

India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

It will also be the first time that Rohit will be leading the team in Test cricket overseas.
England, led by Ben Stokes, have been in sensational form, having recently won 2-0 against reigning World Test Championship winners New Zealand.

India’s tour of England also comprises three T20Is and as many ODIs, and the visitors will play two warm-up matches against Derbyshire and Northamptonshire before the white-ball series.

Indian players such as Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jedaja, who were not part of the South Africa series, had their first training session in England last week.

India vs Leicestershire Live: Leicestershire Cricket Club cashes in on Rohit Sharma & Co, doubles ticket price for warm-up match: Check DETAILS

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