Cricket World Cup 2019: Blackcaps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham pleads for calm over ticket sales

Blackcaps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has struck a blow for the common man, urging Indian cricket fans NOT to sell off their unwanted World Cup final tickets for massive profit.

New Zealand broke the hearts of Indian supporters, when they toppled the tournament favourites in the semi-finals.

Many of those ticketholders are now desperately trying to recoup their losses by flogging their seats off online.

At the same time, Kiwi fans will be just as desperate to snatch tickets to Lord's, as their team take on the hosts for the trophy.

The ramped-up supply-and-demand has some tickets priced at more than 10,000 pounds sterling (NZ$18,000) - more than 25 times their face value.

Original ticket prices ranged from 95-395 pounds (NZ$178-742).

Neesham has taken to Twitter, pleading for Indian fans to be reasonable.

"Dear Indian cricket fans," he tweeted. "If you don't want to come to the final anymore than please be kind and resell your tickets via the official platform.

"I know it's tempting to try to make a large profit but please give all genuine cricket fans a chance to go, not just the wealthy.

"I mean I can see why people would want to make a couple of quid and that's fine, but the asking price of some I've seen is absolutely ludicrous."


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