Sports fans are overwhelmed by the mere thought of attending their favorite game at a stadium. There’s no doubt to it, that the experience of watching the game live in a stadium is truly unmatched.
Enjoying cheesy pop-corns and chilled beer while watching a favorite game is every American’s regular thought. What truly makes the experience overwhelming is enjoying these in the stadium. The loud noises of cheers and the excited crowd are sure to stimulate thrill.
In case, you’re a newbie to the stadium culture, this article is for you. Here we’ve listed down a few tips that can improve your experience manifolds for you to remember for ages.
Smart Stadiums Are A Reality Now
Technology is creeping into each and every segment of life. And stadiums are not deprived of the same. What seemed to be a mere thought a few years ago is now a reality. There are smart stadiums to make your experience at the game even more interesting. You can order food, watch replays, and a lot more, with just a click of a button. The seats and cabins are equipped with the latest gadgets to assist you with each desire of yours. So, when you are going to watch a game at the stadium, do check if it features smart options.
Avail Discounts And Free Merch
Stadium authorities are stepping up to make sure that the visitors enjoy each and every moment with them. In fact, some of the stadiums have even started offering discounts and free merchandise on pregame events. Additionally, ticket sellers have also come up with their own schemes. For example, https://www.barrystickets.com/clippers-tickets/ is offering 5% cashback on every purchase and also free merch on some of the purchases. Obviously, availing these discounts and offers can improve your sense of worthiness. And you’ll enjoy your game even more.
Be In Your Casuals To Enjoy The Most
If you really wish to enjoy the game to the fullest, it’s best you wear your casuals on the gameday. Dressing up in formals or even semi-formals can restrict your movement. And you wouldn’t want to be missing out on yells and cheers just because you can’t jump off your seat when a score is made.
Reach Early For The Game
Being early at the stadium for the game is always beneficial. Before the games even begin, there are introductory performances. And whether you believe it or not, these performances are worth watching. Moreover, if you are taking your own ride to the game, finding a parking spot might be a fuss. Especially, if you want to park near the stadium at a safe place. So, being early for the game, you can avoid the unnecessary annoyance before the game and stay in the mood for the game.
Enjoying games at the stadium is a worthwhile experience. Given that you keep up with the guidelines laid by the stadium authority and do not indulge in any unsocial activity during the game. And if you can keep up with these tips, your experience would truly be extraordinary.
PSL5: A Way to Revive Pakistan’s International Cricket
The Twenty20 Cricket Competition of the Pakistan Super League is not financially competing in terms of player payments for the lucrative Indian Premier League, but it is a dream for some cricketers to play in it. It is considered a way to resume full international cricket on home ground for the Pakistan Cricket Board. Nearly a decade ago, in Lahore, a terrorist attack on the team in Sri Lanka in 2009 led to the suspension, forcing the National Team to play the home games in the United Arab Emirates, of the global cricket. Cricket organizer in Pakistan also had no option but to organize the first whole edition of the UAE at the start of their T20 flagship tournament in 2016. But this began a step by step process to bring cricket from all over the world back to Pakistan, where cricket is the biggest sport. Lahore hosted the 2017 PSL Final to show that local security agencies can protect foreign players. During 2018, in Karachi, Pakistan’s greatest city, Lahore hosted two PSL playoff games prior to the final. Eight games were being played in both Lahore and Karachi during the 2019 edition was held in the UAE with all six franchises. The current Champion, Quetta Gladiators, won the title on 17 March at Karachi. The world looks forward to seeing by the Schedule of PSL 5 who the PSL5 champion, 2020 will be?
Pakistan Cricket Chairman Ehsan Mani wants complete edition hosted by Pakistan home grounds in 2020. Host of twenty-two different games against a World XI, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, Lahore and Karachi were focal points in pushing for more crickets on their home soil. Though the lack of upgrades to the stadiums in cities like Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad, however, had hindered progress. Soon after cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who is also the PCB’s boss, sworn in as Prime Minister, took Mani Pakistan’s top job. Mani is now looking for funding from the Khan government, to help us scratch the tanks. Mani said it was observed over 100 million people last year, and despite the economic situation in Pakistan, sponsorship and broadcast rights deals continue to rise rapidly. Mani is hopeful that another incident-free PSL will encourage international teams to Pakistan for complete international series later in the year.
Star Darren Sammy from West Indies who plays for Peshawar Zalmi, became Pakistan’s household name after winning 2017 final in Lahore and finishing in Karachi last year. Wasim Khan, the PCB Managing director, feels that it won’t be long before the test matches are hosted completely again in Pakistan. Others, like former Pakistani captain Ramiz Raja, now a TV analyst, suggested that PSL could make foreign players feel good.
The PSL is the perfect platform for Pakistani fans to see. The PSL season lasts from February to March. Schedule of PSL 5: The top four teams with the best record qualify for the playoffs and culminate in the Championships, PSL Cup Final, in each team that plays double round-robin matches. The League is based in Lahore on the Pakistan Cricket Board. The first season was entirely played in the United Arab Emirates, because of security reasons. Islamabad United was the inaugural champions. The 2017 PSL Champions of Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators on 5 March 2017 in Lahore. The 2018 PSL Champions were Islamabad United which, on 25 March 2018, beat Peshawar Zalmi. Quetta Gladiators is the current champions who won the title in Karachi on 17 March 2019. The world is keen to see, who will be the champion of PSL5, 2020. Outsiders think that Pakistan is a country of terror, it doesn’t actually. Here before there was a lot of safety and even more is beefed up. They should come, therefore, those who do not come.
Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019
A Summary of Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019:
Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019 is where all the big names of franchise cricket gather to face each other in the 10-over format. It is the only internationally approved T10 League in the world. In the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League, 8 teams face each other in a round-robin followed by semi-finals and final. The tournament started from November 15, and the final is scheduled for November 24.
The Eight Teams:
The eight teams playing in the 2019 edition of the T10 League are the defending champions Northern Warriors, Team Abu Dhabi, Delhi Bulls, Bangla Tigers, Karnataka Tuskers, Deccan Gladiators, Maratha Arabians, and Qalandars.
League Stage of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019:
The Eight teams were divided into two groups: Group A and Group B. Group A included Deccan Gladiators, Delhi Bulls, Karnataka Tuskers, and Bangla Tigers. Group B included Qalandars, Team Abu Dhabi, Northern Warriors, and Maratha Arabians.
Each team had to play 3 matches against the other teams belonging to the same group. After each team had played a match against every other team of the same group, all the teams advanced into the Super League stage, where they faced the rest of the teams at least ones.
In Group A, Deccan Gladiators, Karnataka Tuskers, Delhi Bulls, and Bangla Tigers faced each other.
Deccan Gladiators dominated the Group A with 4 points by defeating Bangla Tigers and Karnataka Tuskers. They lost one match and that against Delhi Bulls. Bangla Tigers finished on the 2nd spot after securing 3 points. The Tigers won 1 match and lost 1 match while their match against Delhi Bulls resulted in a tie. Delhi Bulls finished on the 3rd spot with 3 points based on their net run rate after they won 1 and lost 1 match. Karnataka Tuskers finished on the bottom of Group A with 2 points after winning their only match against Delhi Bulls.
In Group B, Northern Warriors, Qalandars, Maratha Arabians, and Team Abu Dhabi played against one another.
Maratha Arabians secured the top spot in Group B with 4 points after they won all their matches except the inaugural match against Northern Warriors. Qalandars finished on the 2nd spot with 3 points after they won 1 and lost 1 match. Qalandars’ match against Team Abu Dhabi resulted in a tie. Team Abu Dhabi got the 3rd spot in Group B with 3 points based on their net run rate. The Defending Champions, Northern Warriors finished on the bottom of the Group B with 2 points after winning only 1 match.
In the Super League stage, each team played 1 match against all the remaining teams except the team that held the same spot in the points table of the opposing group.
For example, Deccan Gladiators, who were on the top of Group A, played 1 match against every team present in Group B during the Super League stage with the exception of Maratha Arabians, who held the same spot in Group B. Likewise, Karnataka Tuskers who were on the bottom of Group A, played a match against every other team with the exception of Northern Warriors who were on the bottom of Group B.
After getting done with the Super League, each team had played 6 matches, and the top 4 teams advanced to the playoffs of the tournament.
Maratha Arabians finished on top of the points table with a total of 9 points. They won 4 matches and lost 1, while 1 of their games got abandoned due to rain, which resulted in each team receiving 1 point. The Arabians were led by Chris Lynn’s blistering batting form. Chris Lynn came close to being the first centurion of the T10 League, TWICE. He is also the leading run-scorer of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019.
Qalandars finished on the 2nd spot on the points table with 7 points. Winning 3 and losing 2 matches