Perth Mayor Basil Zempilas slams ‘low attendance’ at Boxing Day cricket match


Perth Mayor, Basil Zempilas has publicly slammed the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) crowd for a “poorly-attended” Boxing Day Test on Tuesday, December 26.

Zempilas witnessed thousands of empty seats at the MCG yesterday and resorted to X, formerly known as Twitter, to criticise Melbourne’s fans.

“Hmmmm. What’s their excuse? Not like you can go to the beach?” Zempilas wrote. 

Fans were quick to hit back at Zempilas following his post.

“Probably get more on Day 1 with rain forecast for half the day than the entire crowd for 4 days of the Perth test,” one fan wrote.

“You should have gone to the beach instead of posting your tweet,” another fan commented. 

According to Daily Mail, the official attendance number for the first day of the Test was 62,167, which is the second highest for the first day of an Australian-Pakistan Test at the stadium.

It also outnumbers the combined attendance in Perth, which was just more than 59,000 across four days of activity.

Despite missing nearly three hours owing to inclement weather on Tuesday, Pakistan managed to deliver 66 overs against Australia in front of 62,167 fans at the MCG.

Source: Daily Mail




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