Originally Posted by marc71178
Is that really true, based on the crowds at some of the games this competition?
The players are making their way to the middle. It's a bit misty but otherwise perfect. Again, a tiny crowd but my colleague George Binnoy tells me that the prices are exorbitant, which helps explain it. You'd think the authorities would be more concerned about games taking place against a backdrop of full stands. As it is, the crowd is in the hundreds.
May be not for all matches, but some venues have been pretty full. Mohali and Mumbai spectators get to watch an international game pretty often hence poor attendence there, From what I have read matches in Jaipur have witnessed full house.