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Standing room only for India-Pakistan match at T20 World Cup


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Twenty20 World Cup organizers have had to release standing-room-only tickets for the India-Pakistan group-stage encounter after all seats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground were sold out within five minutes. Organizers say an additional 4,000 tickets will be sold for the Oct. 23 blockbuster for areas where standing is the only option for spectators. The MCG can can hold up to 100,000 for Australian rules football games and more than 90,000 for cricket. Matches between Pakistan and India at cricket World Cups usually sell out quickly because of the lack of bilateral tours involving the archrivals.

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