Asia Cup: India-Pakistan match kicks off in front of empty stands

According to the Bangladesh Cricket Board, tickets were all sold out but the 25,200 Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium stadium, however, gave a different picture with many empty seats in the lower tier.

updated: March 02, 2014 17:36 IST
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Mirpur, Bangladesh: Normally regarded as the mother of all battles in international cricket, the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, for a change, began in front of a near empty Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday. (Blog)

"I don't see the usual excitement here. I was expecting 'Chacha' (Chaudhry Abdul Jalil) to be here but heard that he's only coming here during the World Twenty20," said ardent Indian fan Sudhir Gautam.

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