Bangalore: The sparse crowds at the Champions League Twenty20 was not a strange phenomena since cricket lovers are not expected to come out in support of foreign teams, vying against each other in the tournament, Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming said on Sunday. (KKR's special win over Lahore Lions)
"It is a difficult task for neutral teams, playing anywhere around the world, to get a decent crowd and build up intensity in the tournament. Expecting this, you are asking the Indian fans much to come and support the neutral teams, other than Indian franchise teams," he told reporters on the eve of Chennai's face off against Dolphins on Monday.
Flemings said for the non-Indian players, CLT20 was an excellent concept for making money and honing their cricketing skills.