Fault it on the overkill of cricket or a shortage of crowdpullers in the Indian dressing room, ticket sales have been bad so far for the 5th and last ODI against England.The reality that Indians are in with a possibility of wrapping up the sequence 5-0 has didn’t pull viewers to the Eden gardens as there has been no rush at all at the counters, while the statistics given by the hosts Cricket Association of Bengal have been really amazing.
Till yesterday`s calculate only 5,000-odd seat tickets were sold for the last dead rubber of the series and the state association estimations a audience of about 40,000 maximum for the 64,000 capability ground. Ranji winning Bengal skipper Sambaran Banerjee charged it on the overkill of cricket.Not directly accusing the Board for the bad organizing of the series, Banerjee told PTI: “There was no need of this particular series.” With India and England playing each other since July — from the first Test in Lord`s — Banerjee says it`s been too plenty of cricket.
“There is no enjoyment left in the India and England sequence. Both the nations are playing non stop cricket for 4 months. Just a month back there’s a ODI series against the same side. How much audience do you expect?” he questioned.