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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    Pretty good post, but its not a question of no results and results alone. It is the fact that weather impacts the number of games that it has. And yes, there is no guarantee that you will get the crowds that you get in England but I am pretty sure in the SC you will get double the crowds and little to no rain.

    But again, if they were scheduling 3 years ago, all they had is the month on month data till then and based on that logic, this was a reasonable decision. As others have pointed out, the only other place to play and get full games would probably be Sri-Lanka. And its also worth noting that England day games are at an excellent time zone for the SC which is anyways where the most eyeballs for these games come from. So its just bad luck more than anything else, really.
    There is absolutely no way you get double the crowds in the SC for this tournament. That just isn't happening.

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    What exactly are the capacities of these grounds? A couple of 25Ks and a 15K. You seriously think you cant get more if you played in Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai? They all sell out games easier.


    But if you are talking about the neutral games, I agree you have a point. But that is true with most non SC venues given how much the SC diaspora are around places like England, Australia, US (if it were held in the Windies) South Africa etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    What exactly are the capacities of these grounds? A couple of 25Ks and a 15K. You seriously think you cant get more if you played in Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai? They all sell out games easier.


    But if you are talking about the neutral games, I agree you have a point. But that is true with most non SC venues given how much the SC diaspora are around places like England, Australia, US (if it were held in the Windies) South Africa etc.
    Yeah obviously I'm talking about the neutral games. Sorry but Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka in Sydney or Cape Town doesn't get anywhere near the crowd it does in Birmingham. That's fanciful comment.


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    Bangaldesh game in Sydney would get huge numbers. Their game in ****** Canberra was full last World Cup.
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    I dunno.. we will have to check the 2015 figures but I dont think it would have been as bad as you make it out to be. The 2006 CT in India went well inspite of how the SC teams went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    Bangaldesh game in Sydney would get huge numbers. Their game in ****** Canberra was full last World Cup.
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    All I know is that Sydney has a huge Bangladeshi community. Would expect huge numbers for a Sydney game

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    You might be right, however best data I can find suggests 50-55k Bangladeshi's in Australia, vs 460k+ in UK. It's not really comparable

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    Yeah, a lot more desis in the UK compared to Australia
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    Pakistan and bangers would have gotten through thanks to the rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Hot take
    Pakistan wouldn't have gotten through in a pool with NZ and Australia.
    Though neither would Bangladesh if not for rain just quietly

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    Though neither would Bangladesh if not for rain just quietly
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