Category Archives: World Cup

Sunni Upal: Why India will now safeguard ODIs

Cast your minds back to April 2007. Australia went to the Caribbean having just thumped England 5-0 in the Ashes and then dominated in the West Indies to claim their third consecutive World Cup. How times change…especially for the Aussies! … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Slowly does it

Shahid Afridi may bowl a tad briskly for the purist, not to mention celebrate his triumphs a mite excessively, but when it comes to putting a smile on spinners’ faces during a World Cup, he’s done a bang-up job. Together … Continue reading

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Intercepted Email Memo: ICC’s Next Move

As hacked by Alan Tyers From: Director of Global Development To: Accountants; Marketing; Revenue Protection Officers; PR; Department of Terrible Ideas; Jingle Production Unit Cc: Gilo Dear colleagues, Our swift action this week with regards the next two ICC World … Continue reading

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Dutch cricket boss steps up criticism of ICC

Holland chief executive Richard Cox wants answers from the International Cricket Council about the future of associate member countries following the decision to exclude minnows from the 2015 World Cup. Only Test-playing nations will be allowed to compete in four … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: Bollywood finish but too much soap opera

It’s a shock to the system that it’s all over. There must be another match between Zimbabwe and Canada going on somewhere in the sub-continent. The 2011 World Cup has been like a soap opera in India, something happening every … Continue reading

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India’s World Cup-winning legacy: John Stern

There are times when I feel proud to be a cricket lover, times when I feel a certain, though clearly undeserved, frisson of reflected glory when agnostics become believers. Despite being several thousand miles away and despite having no partisan … Continue reading

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India my pick for final packed with match-winners

The 2011 World Cup final, fittingly, will be contested by the two best-balanced and consistent teams in the competition and promises to be a magnificent occasion in Mumbai. With Sachin Tendulkar on one side and Muttiah Muralitharan on the other, … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth’s World Cup Awards

We’re almost there. And it’s been quite a journey (especially that one from Dhaka to Nagpur via Mumbai). Time, then, to hand out a few gongs… Best innings A few contenders. For home-crowd-pleasing thrills, Sachn Tendulkar’s 120 against England in … Continue reading

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Are Too Many World Cup Pundits Killing The World Cup?

In broadcasting circles, it is referred to in hushed tones as “the spring of 30 pundits”. ESPN Star’s hiring policy for its nearly three-dozen World Cup commentators has been cause for considerable concern among the ex-player community, with many former … Continue reading

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World Cup: Sad case of the Colly wobbles

Stuart Appleby salutes a fading England star who has barely warranted a mention of late. Amid the exhilaration of England reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup, one man’s sad demise has been overlooked. It seems they’ll be no more … Continue reading

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