Pakistan’s dismal show against India on Sunday has forced various visiting families to alter their travel dates and return home earlier than planned.
A good number of Pakistanis were seen queuing outside the Sri Lankan Airlines office at World Trade Centre of Colombo and cutting short their stay on the island, as they were no longer interested in watching the remaining matches of the tournament. It seemed that most of them flew in just for the battle of the arch-rivals that India coasted home in. Airline officials also confirmed that a lot of requests have been received by Pakistani travellers who wanted to change their return date to something earlier than planned.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2012.