22 Feb 2011

Sri Lanka slash ticket prices to pull in cricket fans

4:41 pm on 22 February 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to reduce World Cup tickets prices by more than 50 percent for some matches not featuring the host nation to boost crowd numbers.

A near capacity crowd of 35,000 turned up to see the 1996 champions thrash Canada on Sunday in Hambantota but officials expect a near empty arena during Pakistan's opening World Cup game against Kenya at the same venue.

Sri Lanka's World Cup director says the ICC says it will be happy if they can get in 10 percent of the spectators who turn up for the key Sri Lanka matches.