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    How much are tickets in India?

    Because, for a supposedly mad cricketing nation, why are the stadiums never full, always half empty?

    The average indian priced out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sphynx View Post
    Because, for a supposedly mad cricketing nation, why are the stadiums never full, always half empty?

    The average indian priced out of it?
    they are always full for the forms of cricket that people there care about.

    >90% of the people don't like tests
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    The crowds in Kolkata are fine. The one city in India you can't criticise for poor attendance imo.

    They're starting at 9am in Kolkata, that's ****ing early. Afternoon crowds have been okay.

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    1) Overkill of non-stop cricket on Indian television
    2) Mediocrity of Indian cricket
    3) as the adage goes familiarity breeds contempt and IPL has in a way led to it.
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    it was because of one man indian grounds were full during the 90's and early part 2000..unless somebody with that x-factor comes it might remain the same, even to this day if SRT is batting 70 odd tomm there will be better crowd..

    money is a non-factor nowadays
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The crowds in Kolkata are fine. The one city in India you can't criticise for poor attendance imo.

    They're starting at 9am in Kolkata, that's ****ing early. Afternoon crowds have been okay.
    Add in the fact that a half full Eden Gardens is still bigger than any ground in England then the crowds there have been good.

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    people really have to start realizing that watching a slow type of game isn't just exciting anymore, times are different now and you can't expect full crowded stadiums day in day out, its different in countries like England and Australia where cricket is treated as more of a tradition with boxing day tests and things like that.

    I've also heard that its tough to gets tickets apparently, I'd love to see more crowds as well but its just not something that you can blame the public for.

    And for all the comments about empty stands and whatnot, India still makes the loudest noise out of all the countries, even when there's only a couple thousand people it almost always feels like a full house.

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    Because we all know the louder they are the bigger fans of cricket they are.
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    empty vessels etc

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    Fans at Eden Gardens have been fantastic today. Great turnout and stayed til the end.

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    It seems that India are trying to spread the popularity by playing at some of the less famous grounds. TBH i think they'd be better served just trying to pack out the grounds because it looks good in tv deals and sponsorships etc.

    There's also the reality that most people simply have to work.

    One of my life goals is to see a test match at Eden Gardens. I doubt New Zealand will get a match there though so I may just have to settle for England, SA or Aus playing there.

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    Yeah I definitely want to see a test at Eden Gardens. Great ground.

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    They'll be giving away tickets after this result.
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    Must admit I've been slightly surprised by the relatively sparse crowd in this Test. In a cricket-loving city of such a large population I'm amazed there isn't more people interested in Test match cricket, if the price of tickets is not a deterrent.
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    wait till the next test. you won't find more than 5K people turn up for the game days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Because we all know the louder they are the bigger fans of cricket they are.
    The delirious roar of the crowd when the Indian batsmen run an easy single is one of the great wonders of cricket.

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