India vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan expresses displeasure on 'empty seats' during clash in Southampton

Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Wednesday expressed his displeasure after seeing so many empty seats at the World Cup match between India and South Africa.

Press Trust of India, Jun 05, 2019 23:02:43 IST

Southampton: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Wednesday expressed his displeasure after seeing "so many empty seats" at the World Cup match between India and South Africa.

He stated that there were a sizeable number of vacant seats when the match started at 10:30 am local time.

File image of Michael Vaughan. Reuters

File image of Michael Vaughan. Reuters

"Such a shame there are so many empty seats," Vaughan said while commentating on BBC Radio.

"They keep saying it's sold out but where are the tickets?" asked Vaughan.

Although the people started pouring in as the day progressed and there was a good number in attendance when India skipper Virat Kohli came out to bat after opener Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal.

The organisers have already come under fire for empty seats during the England and Pakistan match at Nottingham on Monday.

Some fans expressed their anger on social media at the non-availability of tickets, saying that the corporate ticket-holders do not turn up for the games while the genuine fans miss out on a chance to catch the action.

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Updated Date: Jun 05, 2019 23:02:43 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
England 5 4 1 0 8
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
Bangladesh 5 2 2 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 5 0 5 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254