Karachiites showed less interest in buying tickets for the T20I matches – sources
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to have failed in marketing historic home T20I series against England.
With four days left for much-anticipated Pakistan vs England T20I series, there are no signs of hype in the city.
Karachi’s famous area Shahrah-e-Faisal usually get hoardings at earliest before any cricket series.
This time around, there are no hoardings or any sort of advertisement in the city. Branding work for the series has also not started in the National Stadium as of yet.
Geo Super contacted PCB in this regard, but they didn’t respond on the matter.
On the other hand, Karachiites showed less interest in buying tickets for the T20I matches.
According to a well placed source in online ticket selling company, only fourth T20I, which is scheduled for September 25 [Sunday], managed to attract fans but still the house is unsold.
“Weekdays matches in Karachi are not in demand. Fourth match which is scheduled on Sunday has interest of fans. Out of our quota of tickets, no match is sold out as of yet,” the source told Geo Super.
National Stadium Karachi, which has a capacity of over 30,000 people, often suffered criticism for empty seats during international cricket in recent times.
This time too, England team might not see a full house in first three games in Karachi.
Sept 20 – first T20I – National Stadium, Karachi (7:30pm)
Sept 22 – second T20I – National Stadium, Karachi (7:30pm)