Amid allegations of black marketing of tickets for Sunday's World Cup cricket match between India and South Africa at Eden Gardens, Kolkata Police issued a notice to BCCI president Roger Binny seeking information on ticket sales for the event, a senior officer said.
The notice, which was issued late on Saturday evening, asked the BCCI president to submit documents to the officer of the Maidan police station who is investigating the complaints regarding black marketing of the tickets, he said.
"A notice was sent to the BCCI president, asking him to provide relevant documents and information regarding the sale of tickets either personally or through any competent person of his organisation to the investigating officer of Maidan PS during working hours on Tuesday," the officer told PTI.
Kolkata Police has so far arrested 19 people and seized 108 tickets from their possession, besides registering seven cases in connection with the black marketing of tickets.
Team India to bat first after winning the toss in Kolkata:
Coming to the state of the contest, Team India skipper Rohit Sharma won the coin toss and asked the Proteas to bowl. The Men in Blue have gone with an unchanged side to make it 8 wins out of 8 and stay unbeaten throughout the tournament.
The Proteas have been highly dominant while batting first, but have struggled while chasing, notably losing to the Netherlands and barely crossing the line against Pakistan. South Africa's spot in the semi-final was sealed after Pakistan beat New Zealand on Saturday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.