Arrests made over fake tickets for Pakistan vs England 

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As many as 11 people were arrested outside Karachi’s National Stadium (pictured) for attempting to sell and purchase fake tickets to the Pakistan vs England T20 international. 

There are also reports of hundreds of cricket fans arriving at the stadium only to be denied entry as their ticket was fake.

Pakistan won by three runs to draw level in the seven-match series, with the remaining three games set to take place in Lahore.

It is the first time England has toured Pakistan since 2005 and the side will return in December to play a further three Test matches.

According to news outlet 24 Digital, the police detained some of those that had arrived with fake tickets before being released. The questioning led to the identification of two people selling fake tickets outside of the stadium, with the Deputy Inspector-General East Muqqadas Haider reporting that they had been arrested on the spot.

The police found that one suspect was still in possession of 19 fake tickets while police recovered a further 13 tickets from the other. He had been attempting to sell the fake tickets for Rs 1,000 (£11/$12/€13).