Indo-Pak cricket hits Sunday Market

As the people in Kashmir remained glued to the television sets to watch cricket match between India and Pakistan, the business in Srinagar’s Sunday market remained down.
Indo-Pak cricket hits Sunday Market

As the people in Kashmir remained glued to the television sets to watch cricket match between India and Pakistan, the business in Srinagar's Sunday market remained down.  

The Sunday Market, a weekly bazaar set up on the pavements from TRC to Regal Chowk receives thousands of vendors.  

The market over the years has become a centre of attraction with people along with families visiting the market to purchase both fresh and second hand items which they believe are remain available at cheaper rates.

"But today there was total slump in the business," the vendors said blaming the match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan for playing spoilsport with the business of the market. 

"Today the sales were minimal. There was hardly any customer. Many stall owners preferred to pack up early due to no demand," Adil Ahmad, a vendor said.

Ahmad said: "Usually the market remains abuzz with shoppers but this Sunday it was total slump."

Mushtaq Ahmad, a vendor said: "I did not watch the match hoping to do some business. But I could not even sell a single blanket."

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