Pakistan is playing Australia today at the Dubai International Stadium, but you wouldn’t know it based on the crowds.
The test match started at 10am, but the stadium is relatively empty – likely in part because it’s a work day in Dubai…
Reporters are at the game, but it looks as though they’re the few that are there
Thousands and thousands of empty seats – why Test cricket needs to return to Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and other Pakistani cities as soon as possible #PAKvAUS #Cricket pic.twitter.com/0rzv1rlZYt
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 7, 2018
— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) October 7, 2018
Some have seen the humour in the situation
— Ray Morrow (@Morrow84Morrow) October 7, 2018
No of players on field > the entire crowd in the stadium #PAKvAUS
— Sunil Singh (@Sunil_1984_) October 7, 2018
Pakistan’s cricket games are hosted in the UAE for security reasons
Any game deemed a ‘home game’ for Pakistan is played in the UAE, since 2009.
Games hosted on UAE weekends have seen huge attendance in the past.