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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Indians rush for tickets to see Lara
Indian cricket fans were rushing to purchase tickets yesterday for today's clash between T&T and the Titans in the CLT20 cricket series and some said they were interested in just seeing the batting legend Brian Lara who is part of the T&T technical team.
Lara flew in from Delhi to be the players last evening and he will be in their dugout today giving his usual guidance to the players. When T&T Guardian visited the ticket office yesterday there were long lines, as fans were trying to get their hands on tickets. When quizzed as to whether they were just going in for the second game which features IPL team Chennai Super Kings, on man said: “I am supporting the Chennai Super Kings and T&T. I am coming early to the ground to see the first game because your team is a very good one and reminds me a lot of the West Indies team and Rohan Kanhai batting.”
Another fan said he was more interested in seeing Brian Lara. “He is my hero, he is an awesome man and I am coming to the ground just to see him. I know that he is not playing but I have not seen the man in flesh and I am getting that opportunity now and I am not going to miss it.”
Officials at the ticket booth said sales were going very well given the fact that the match was moved here at the last minute. They said advertising has had to be aggressive but seems to be working. It seems everywhere you go in this city people,know that there is a match on Monday, from the rickshaw drivers to the sales attendants in the stores, everyone seems to know exactly when and where the match is, such is the devotion to the game here.
Tickets prices are ranging from MRP 1,500 (TT$160) to MRP 10,000 (TT$1200) which is very expensive but the fans here are making the sacrifice. T&TT comes up against the South African Titans from 4 pm, while Chennai Super Kings play Brisbane Heat from 8 pm.
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