Eden expected to go empty on International return

Eden gardens comes back into international fold

Eden expected to go empty on International return

By CricketCountry Staff

Kolkata: Mar 15, 2011

Cricket will be back once again at the Eden Gardens as historical stadium finally get to host its first match in the ongoing World Cup on Tuesday. But the cathedral of cricket is expected to go empty as there are no takers for the South Africa-Ireland tie which is expected to be a one-sided affair.

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) until now have sold only 2400 tickets for the three matches — South Africa vs Ireland (March 15), Ireland vs the Netherlands (March 18) and Zimbabwe vs Kenya (March 20).

“We have so far sold tickets of worth Rs 24 lakh 89 thousand,” CAB treasurer Subir Ganguly was quoted saying to Times of India.

With the prices of tickets being Rs 1000 and 700, the number of ticket buyers would not be more than 2500.

Tuesday s match will be a big test for CAB after already having lost a marquee tie (India-England) after missing the ICC deadline

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By CricketCountry Staff

Kolkata: Mar 15, 2011

Cricket will be back once again at the Eden Gardens as the historical stadium finally get to host its first match in the ongoing World Cup on Tuesday. But the cathedral of cricket is expected to go empty as there are no takers for the South Africa-Ireland tie which is expected to be a one-sided affair.

According to sources, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) until now have sold only 2400 tickets for the three matches — South Africa vs Ireland (March 15), Ireland vs the Netherlands (March 18) and Zimbabwe vs Kenya (March 20).

“We have so far sold tickets of worth Rs 24 lakh 89 thousand,” CAB treasurer Subir Ganguly was quoted saying to Times of India.

With the prices of tickets being Rs 1000 and 700, the number of ticket buyers would not be more than 2500.

Tuesday s match will be a big test for CAB having lost a marquee tie (India-England) after missing the ICC deadline

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