Record crowd for India-Kenya match

Published on Sep 12, 2004 03:49 PM IST

The India-Kenya match in Southampton made a record of sorts as it was attended by a crowd of about 12,000, the highest at the ground.

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The ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between India and Kenya at the Rose Bowl, Southampton made a record of sorts as it was attended by a crowd of about 12,000, the highest for any match at the ground.

The number breaks the previous total for tickets sold at the NatWest Series one-day international between the West Indies and New Zealand which was abandoned due to rain in July this year.

However, yesterday's record is likely to be short-lived as a sell-out capacity crowd of nearly 16,000 would be witnessing England's match against Sri Lanka on September 17.

"The crowd's enthusiasm, excitement and support continued throughout the day, making a tremendous launch for The Rose Bowl's series of ICC Champions Trophy matches," Nick Pike, managing director at the Rose Bowl, was quoted as saying in an ICC press release.

"We are now all looking forward to Monday's clash between Australia - considered to be the world's greatest cricket team - and the US," he said.

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