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Indo-Pak potboiler to attract big crowd

A sell-out crowd is expected for the two India-Pakistan one-day matches for the DLF Cup with the large Indian and Pakistani community of UAE showing huge interest in the games.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 16:17 IST

A sell-out crowd is expected for the two India-Pakistan one-day matches for the DLF Cup with the large Indian and Pakistani community of UAE showing huge interest in the games to be held on April 18-19.

The teams are playing the matches, to be held at Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, to raise funds for last year's earthquake victims.

"The 2,000 dirhams daily tickets have already been sold out and the demand for higher-priced tickets has been increasing," organisers were quoted as saying in the Gulf News on Wednesday.

"The response from the corporate houses has been huge and it looks like we are heading for sell-out."

With the matches being fundraisers, no complimentary passes have been and that is one of the reasons why the organisers are expecting the sale of tickets to pick up further.

However, the sale of tickets for the East and West grass mounds (Dirham 50 daily) are yet to open, though online booking for all other areas are on.

The Zayed Cricket Stadium, getting ready for the big occasion, has four allocated areas for watching the game — the South Stand, North Stand, East and West mound areas.