Monday, September 22, 2008

Thats the way

Pure genius from the Punjab Cricket Association:
For the second Test between India and Australia in Mohali, the PCA will not only provide free entry for all five days to students in the region, but also food on the house. PCA president IS Bindra, who is also principal advisor to the ICC, said he expects around 5000 students to turn up daily. Prices for regular tickets have been slashed as well.
The business about the good sounds very generous, and the free entry is a perfect way to get the young folks into the stands. I hope other state associations are taking note (perhaps the BCCI could recompense them for lost revenue in exchange for the chance to have packed stands; always good for television and for educating more folks about test cricket).

And apparently Mohali sells beer. Some day, I'll make it out there. I've got all these Punjabi lines saved up, just waiting to be yelled from the stands.

4 Comments:

Blogger Prithvi Paul said...

wow , i am thinking i will attend one match at Mohali just for beer and offcourse cricket

10:24 AM  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

and pigs are gonna fly over the ground too. this is good, don't know about the numbers they'll get, but they sure got my number.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Prithvi: Sorry for the late response. Welcome to the blog. Do you live close to Mohali?

NC: Are you doubting the offer of free lunch? That did sound over-the-top generous.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Prithvi Paul said...

No Sameer , i live near chicago , but i was thinking to travel india may be during oct-nov, i am from mumbai but have lived in us for last 10 years

3:44 PM  

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