Poor attendance besets competition

Updated: March 25, 2011, 1:51 PM ET
By Peter Della Penna | Special to ESPN.com

The 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies was criticized for many things, one of which was the noticeably small crowds at many of the matches. Excuses focused on ticket prices being too high and that fans were restricted from bringing musical instruments into the ground, killing the local traditional atmosphere. Another reason that was tossed around was that India and Pakistan, the biggest drawing cards, were eliminated in the group stage and so not only did advertising revenue suffer, ...

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