Majola said fans, in any case, would be treated to non-stop music, dancers and cheerleaders. But could the decision backfire, like in 2007 when the ICC banned musical instruments at stadia in the West Indies? Irked, the fans largely stayed away from the World Cup. "Well, I don't think the ban on vuvuzelas will evoke such a sharp response. Traditionally, the horns have never been too big at cricket matches," said Derek, a presenter with broadcaster SuperSport. "Yes, they became a rage during the soccer world cup, but then they have always been associated with soccer. So, I don't it will make much of a difference."
The cricket goers, however, are a bit disappointed. "Well, I don't think you need to ban something," said David, an aspiring cricketer. "It was never going to be as big as in soccer, so the few spectators who wished to bring them in should have been allowed." While the horns are being banned in the country of its origin, people in India seem to have taken a great liking to it as vuvuzelas are in demand for the Commonwealth Games. So, it's up to the Indians now to blow the South African trumpet.