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World Cup #01 – Resolve.Blade.Play. March 10, 2007

Posted by Anand Ramachandran in sports.

Okay. A World Cup is upon us. No use pretending that I don’t care, or that I’m too busy. Time to get into it. And resolve to blog regularly. So I shall – sit by my computer while watching the games, and post-as-I-think.



Before every tournament of this stature, a collection of former greats will contrive to make fools of themselves in a national newspaper or magazine by making inane, stupid, and sometimes plain wrong statements. The year’s best so far? Sandeep Patil in last week’s SPORTSTAR : “ Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, England and India are the teams with a good chance to win.” Really? Wow. Well, at least he didn’t add that Zimbabwe, Kenya, Holland, Bermuda, Scotland, Bangladesh, Ireland and Canada are the teams that will be eliminated.



Spending a lot of time watching the cup, and debating on it endlessly with friends during the day? Might as well profit from your expertise. www.cricketology.com offers an interesting prediction game where you can wager points on match results, scores et al., and redeem your winnings for exciting prizes. It’s something no self-respecting armchair (or staircase / corridor / cubicle) pundit should be able to resist. Check it out here.


1. magnolia - March 13, 2007

What if Bermuda wins?…By sheer luck…just as Kenya managed to reach the Semis in the previous World Cup?

2. Gowri Ganesan - March 14, 2007

Mag…wherever I go you are there!Darn.

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