Cabbies to bring Australia to standstill on Apr 2

Published: Friday, April 1, 2011, 11:48 [IST]
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Melbourne, Apr 1: India and Sri Lanka face-off in the final in Mumbai will not only bring both the countries to a standstill, but Australia will also come to a halt due to a shortage of taxis on Saturday.

Cabbies to bring Oz to standstill on Apr

Indian and Sri Lankan cab drivers have decided to take the night off work to watch the World Cup final.

The lack of cabs is sure to frustrate patrons looking for a ride home after partying on Saturday night, Fox Sports reports.

Melbourne taxi driver Vinny Singh says he knows that at least 100 drivers will take the night off to watch the game and warned people not to rely on getting in a taxi.

"I think it will be next to impossible, because I think that a lot of Indian students who are driving cabs in the night, as part of their part-time job, will be having a day off," he told the ABC.

"They will be supporting their country, their nation and their players, taking a day off tomorrow and watching cricket," he said.

Srinivasan, the sports editor of Melbourne community newspaper The Indian Voice, agrees. "Every Indian, every person from the subcontinent particularly the Indians will be glued to the TV tomorrow," he said.

"I've spoken to some of the cab drivers and they have decided to call it of, finish the shift by 8pm tomorrow. And more so if India wins the match, you can forget about taxis on Sunday morning," he said.

Victorian Taxi Association's David Samuel has assured that the match will not lead to a taxi shortage.

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