During Pakistan’s second Test match against New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to waive admission fees at the national bank cricket stadium.
The second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand will begin on January 2, and a PCB official said under anonymity, that residents of Karachi would be admitted for free.
Karachi residents are allowed free access to all stands for the second Test, with the exception of two VIP ticketed stands. The official said that entrance will be granted on a “first come, first served” basis.
Tickets for the Javed Miandad and Hanif Mohammad enclosure at Karachi’s National Stadium Cricket Arena cost Rs500 per day and are considered VIP.
The PCB has a hard time drawing fans to matches during Test cricket. Very few people have made the trip to see the current Test between Pakistan and New Zealand.
The fact that all game days in both Tests fall on workdays is a contributing factor. One more reason there aren’t many people watching is because of how the Pakistani squad has been playing.