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World Cup #18 – Stupid idea of the year award March 20, 2007

Posted by Anand Ramachandran in Uncategorized.

The Pakistan team has been asked to speak to the media only in Urdu. Why? To promote tourism.

The players will speak only in Urdu, said former player Pervez Mir, the team’s press liaison officer.

The decision was also taken “because 2007 is our national tourist year and we are promoting Pakistan as well,” said Mir in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

“This is the perfect platform to promote and expose our language.”

I’m laughing so hard, I’m having trouble typing this.

Imagine – thousands of people, after listening to Inzamam-ul-Haq or Mohammed Yousuf or Shoaib Malik address the press, rushing off to call their travel agents to arrange immediate vacations in Lahore. So that they may listen to more people address them in a language they don’t understand.


1. Visesh - March 21, 2007

Thankfully the Japanese dont play Cricket.

Tadayama Tokyo kara, Hosto Naka-dawa

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