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Faraz
Post subject: Re: Obtaining Test Match tickets in India
PostPosted: 10:56 on 11th Nov 2012

Joined: 15:42 on 11th Nov 2012
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In terms of view the North Stand/Sachin Tendulkar Stand offers the best view (bowlers arm from a decent elevation) and is only priced 500 roops. I am a local who likes English Cricket
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Obtaining Test Match tickets in India
PostPosted: 16:11 on 11th Nov 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Faraz Wrote:
In terms of view the North Stand/Sachin Tendulkar Stand offers the best view (bowlers arm from a decent elevation) and is only priced 500 roops. I am a local who likes English Cricket


The ground has been redeveloped since I was there in 2006, but back then the part of the ground you're talking about was full of extremely unpleasant nationalistic locals who subjected our players (especially Monty Panesar, Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Hoggard) to constant foul-mouthed abuse. We didn't understand what they were saying about Monty, but the Indians sitting in our section were extremely apologetic and absolutely cringing with embarrassment. They said that what made it worse was that these weren't people from deprived backgrounds but students and quite educated young people. The racist monkey chants directed at Andrew Symonds at a later match also came from that part of the ground.

Edit: The above applies only to the North Stand. The Sachin Tendulkar Stand was OK.
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Faraz
Post subject: Re: Obtaining Test Match tickets in India
PostPosted: 17:37 on 12th Nov 2012

Joined: 15:42 on 11th Nov 2012
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The ground has been redeveloped since I was there in 2006, but back then the part of the ground you're talking about was full of extremely unpleasant nationalistic locals who subjected our players (especially Monty Panesar, Andrew Flintoff and Matthew Hoggard) to constant foul-mouthed abuse. We didn't understand what they were saying about Monty, but the Indians sitting in our section were extremely apologetic and absolutely cringing with embarrassment. They said that what made it worse was that these weren't people from deprived backgrounds but students and quite educated young people. The racist monkey chants directed at Andrew Symonds at a later match also came from that part of the ground.

Edit: The above applies only to the North Stand. The Sachin Tendulkar Stand was OK.


I think you are fairly right when you say that there were abuses being lashed out from the North Stand in 2006. I was in the North Stand then but in the section where people(including me) weren't too amused with these chants. These students felt they are in a football stadium rather than a Cricket ground. I normally sit there because it offers the best view. Things have changed since 2006. After the monkey chanting in 2007 there were a few arrests made which have made the 'students' mind what they say. Last year during the West Indies Test there were no abuses at all even though there was good healthy, loud banter. As part of the regular North stand going public I would like all visitors to experience the best stand at Wankhede which has come of age since 2006.

You are welcome to sit in the North Stand
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