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IPL brings back crowd to Eden

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 23:56
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IPL brings back crowd to EdenKolkata: Unseasonal heavy rains accompanied by thundershowers could not deter crowd from pouring into the Eden Gardens here today as the IPL V match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils saw a near full house at the majestic stadium.

According to official figures, 56,762 spectators turned up in the 66,000 capacity stadium to cheer for the home team in spite of heavy rains that lasted for about an hour.

The match was later curtailed to 12-overs-a-side affair after the groundsmen did a fine job to get the ground ready by 10.30pm.

Last year, former English skipper-turned-commentator Tony Greig had remarked that Eden resembled a "morgue" after witnessing poor attendance in India`s second Test against the West Indies.

The Eden Gardens had hosted three international matches last year in less than a months` time but all of them recorded lean attendance.

The majestic ground had recorded its lowest-ever turn out in history when only 27,000 spectators turned up for the match against England. The sole Twenty20 had a good response but it was far from being jampacked.


First Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 23:56



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