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Test Matches Should NOT Be Played In Empty Stadiums — It Is NOT Cricket.

by Anura Guruge


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I have already talked about this. Click image to access my post.


I have just been watching the highlights of the Pakistan v Australia 1st Test in Dubai, UAE.

It is bloody amazing. TOTALLY EMPTY STADIUM.

Just a sea of empty blue seats.

I do NOT think there is even 100 people there if you don’t count the teams and the support staff.

You cannot play Test cricket in an empty stadium. It just kills your spirits.

There should be an asterix in the record books for all Tests played where the average attendance was less than 10,000/day.

This is a travesty.

The ICC should NOT permit this. The umpires should call the match off. I am NOT kidding.


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Pictures From Burj Kalifa, Dubai — Currently The World’s Tallest Building.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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These pictures are from my school buddy from Ceylon, 45 years ago, who now lives in London. He visited Dubai recently to see another of his childhood friends.

The last picture is of the EXIT sign, on the ground floor, when you return from the Burj Kalifa observation floor. There is Sinhalese text included testifying the large numbers of Sri Lankans who live in and visit Dubai.


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