Qld Cricket ‘comfortable’ with turfing duped fans out

The Gabba.
The Gabba. SMP Images - Scott Powick

THE ejection of three Mackay people from the Gabba during last week's first Ashes Test was a reminder that tickets should be bought from reputable sources, a Queensland Cricket spokesman said.

The three were ejected from the ground despite having tickets bought from, which were said to be fraudulent.

"It reinforces the message from Cricket Australia that tickets should be purchased from a reputable agency," Queensland Cricket media manager Stephen Gray said.

"Don't buy from other sources because you don't know what you're buying."

Gray said Queensland Cricket was comfortable with the actions of staff at the Gabba in escorting the people from the ground.

Alex Levenson, viagogo's head of Australia and New Zealand, said that every ticket bought from viagogo was protected by a 100% guarantee.

"Customer service is an absolute priority for us, and as per viagogo's guarantee, we have contacted the customer, refunded the full amount and offered them a voucher as compensation," he said.

"We have also blocked the seller who originally sold the ticket to help stop this happening to anyone in the future."

He said viagogo was the world's largest ticket marketplace, providing choice, convenience and consumer protection, so people could buy and sell tickets for live events all over Australia and the world with confidence.

Topics:  cricket gabba mackay queensland sport ticket sales

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Be the first to see controversial animated children's film

FURRY FRIENDS: Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Benjamin, Bea (Rose Byrne), Peter Rabbit (James Corden) and Cottontail (Daisy Ridley) in Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT.

Advanced screening of Peter Rabbit in Lismore this weekend

Rosanna has designs on female taboo

Artist Rosanna Pimm uses 3500 porcelain tampons to created her large scale performance installation  Riots of Passage in The Quad  as part of The Lismore Women's Festival on International Women's Day. Laying down and de-constructing the mandala structure symbolises the impermanence of the menstrual cycle and an end to female inequality in the world.

Rosanna has designs on female taboo

Another win for city's calender

NO PROBLEM: Eat The Street.

Another win for city's calender

Local Partners