Virender Sehwag: The 13th edition of the ODI World Cup kicked off on Thursday (October 5) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In the first match, defending champions England and New Zealand teams faced each other. A large number of fans were expected to reach the stadium, which has a capacity of more than one lakh spectators, but it did not happen. A large number of chairs remained empty. Therefore, cricket fans raised questions on social media as well.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag says, “When the tournament starts on Thursday in an empty stadium in Ahmedabad, the World Cup organizers should give free tickets to school and college students for matches of teams other than India. Narendra Modi of Ahmedabad
What Sehwag wrote?
Former India batsman Virender Sehwag posted on the social media platform, “There should be free tickets for children. As interest in the 50-over game is waning, it will give youngsters the experience of watching a World Cup match and also give players a chance to play in packed stadiums. The ICC should give some thought to this.” He gave such a strange advice.
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Big win for New Zealand
The New Zealand team has started the 13th World Cup with a bang. They defeated defending champions England by nine wickets. With this victory, the Kiwi team avenged their defeat in the final of the World Cup 2019. Then in the title match, after the match and super over ended in a draw, England won the match by fours.
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New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday (October 5). England scored 282 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 50 overs. New Zealand won the match by 283 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 36.2 overs.