The BBC wondered out loud if all the empty seats at the cricket had been caused by the huge queue for the beer tent. Others wondered if sponsors and others had simply not bothered showing up. Cricket fans watching on television complained they had been unable to buy tickets for yesterday’s game at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton – despite the fact hundreds of seats were unoccupied. The International Cricket Council (ICC), which runs the tournament, said it too was nonplussed…. Whatever the reason, England’s easy win yesterday over the West Indies – which kick-started the home side’s hopes of winning the tournament for a first time – was marred by what might best be called a spectator malfunction.