India-Sri Lanka ODI: Only 6201 tickets sold; Sports Minister did not come to watch the game


When Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill scored centuries, the empty galleries waved their bats with pleasure. Thus, Sunday’s ODI grew to become a day of distress for Indian cricketers.

Greenfield Stadium in Kariyavatta is a stadium recognized for run scarcity. However there have been solely 391 runs in India’s innings on Sunday.

The rationale why the spectators didn’t come to see it straight was due to the insulting assertion of the sports activities minister. With the imposition of 15 % leisure tax on behalf of the municipality, the ticket value went as much as one thousand and two thousand. If all taxes are added, the price of a ticket value Rs 1,000 is Rs 1,445.

The Minister of Sports activities within the Communist Cupboard acknowledged that the poor shouldn’t come to look at the sport as they had been fearful that the frequent folks wouldn’t have the ability to watch cricket if the leisure tax was elevated. This broke the hearts of cricket lovers. As they protested, the seats within the stadium grew to become empty.

Out of the whole 30,000 tickets that had been placed on sale, solely one-fifth of the tickets had been offered. 6201 tickets to be actual. The 50,000-capacity stadium had loads of complimentary tickets, together with these from sponsors. A superb proportion of individuals got here to look at the sport with this. Nowhere besides the sponsors’ gallery was half the gang.

Even Sports activities Minister V. Abdurahiman didn’t come to look at the match yesterday. He had come to look at the India-South Africa T20 match in September. In the meantime, the political VIPs who attended the sport had been Speaker AN Shamseer, Shashi Tharoor MP, CPM State Secretary MV Govindan, Mayor Arya Rajendran, Sachin Dev MLA and Katakampally Surendran MLA.

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