Match fixing rumours hit ticket sales
MULTAN: Cricket fans have showed less interest in buying tickets for the first test match between India and Pakistan to be played from March 28 to April 1 because of rumours of match fixing.
About 1,548 of a total of 26,000 tickets were sold through two branches of Alfalah Bank and mobile ticket units. A local hotel had borrowed the chef of Muscat Amer George to prepare special Indian vegetarian meals for the Indian cricket team and journalists who would stay at the hotel.
“A special team of the Health department will check all the meals before they are served to the Indian team and the Pakistan Cricket Board has supplied a diet menu for the players,” said Naeem Mirza, general manager of Hotel Holiday Inn. The Indian team is visiting Multan for the first time in 22 years as they last visited in 1982. —Staff Report