| GEO Sports|
| Half of Toronto Twenty-20 tickets sold out|
| Updated at: 0540 PST, Sunday, September 28, 2008|
LAHORE: Half of tickets of Toronto Twenty-20 cricket tournament have already sold out and organisers are expecting a full house in the ten thousand capacity stadium.
“Cricket lovers, mostly expatriates from South East Asia, are eagerly awaiting this event as high profile cricket returns to Canada after ten years”, said chief organiser of the tournament, Hasan Jalil while talking to media from Toronto on Saturday.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Canada are playing in the exciting shortest version of the game at Kings ground in the out skirts of Toronto from October 10-14.
“The sale of tickets indicates that people are taking keen interest in the tournament to watch world’s top teams in action specially Pakistan and we are confident that remaining tickets will be sold out before the event gets underway”, he said.
He said the venue which is a ICC approved ground is being converted into a modern arena in a make shift arrangement by erecting all the necessary facilities required to hold international matches including a most modern media centre.
Cricket is quite popular in Canada, specially in Toronto where around 1.2 million expatriates from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are residing from decades.
“The interest shown by cricket lovers is a welcome return of higher level cricket to Canada as the last event known as Sahara Cup one day international tournament was played way back in 1998. Since then no such cricket tournament was played there”, said Hasan Jalil, one of the best Urdu cricket commentator known for his unique style Pakistan has ever produced.