In order to fill the empty stands, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has distributed 2000 tickets for school children.

"We have already given some 2000 tickets in two stands for school kids by seeing the lukewarm response," MCA treasurer Ravi Savant said yesterday.

The tickets have already been dispatched and MCA is hoping the kids to fill the stands for all five days. "If India bats first, the ticket sale for the first couple of days may pick up," Savant felt.