Ahmedabad: The simmering tension between India and Pakistan has not only impacted diplomatic relations but has also cast its shadow on the sports sector, particularly cricket. While India-Pakistan cricket matches with a large fan following are currently limited to ICC-directed tournaments, the upcoming clash in the ODI World Cup to be held in India has ignited a frenzy among cricket enthusiasts. The excitement is evident in the surge of hotel room bookings and an unusual trend of fans scrambling to secure hospital rooms near the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where the high-voltage match between the arch-rivals is scheduled for October 15.
With hotel rooms in the vicinity of the stadium already sold out, fans have turned to hospitals for accommodation options. This peculiar trend has caught the attention of media outlets, leaving many wondering why cricket enthusiasts are opting for hospital rooms instead of traditional hotels.
The anticipation for the India-Pakistan encounter in the ODI World Cup is reaching unprecedented levels, as evident from the soaring demand for accommodations. Hotels have hiked their rates by up to 20 times, making it cost-prohibitive for many fans to secure a place to stay. Consequently, fans from all over the world are exploring alternative options to experience the thrilling match.
Hospitals near the Narendra Modi Stadium have stepped up to meet the surge in demand, offering special packages for cricket fans. These packages include not only room accommodations but also comprehensive health check-ups and meals. It appears that fans have found this alternative to be a cost-effective way to witness the high-stakes encounter without breaking the bank on expensive hotel rates.
Reports suggest that hospitals are now providing cricket fans with a choice of deluxe and suite rooms, complete with various facilities and amenities. This unique convergence of sports and healthcare services has garnered attention and intrigue within the cricket community and beyond.