· March, 2007

Stories about Sport from March, 2007

Israel: Football Fans

Israeli blogger Stephanie says that more than 7,000 British football fans are expected to be in Israel for a much anticipated match…and some more. “The English side of the stadium has already sold out but the British fans are interested in matters beyond the game – they’re looking forward to...

Israel: Death of a Coach

Israeli blogger Aussie Dave writes about the death of Pakistan's cricket coach Bob Woolmer after his team's defeat against Ireland. “While the family are saying that stress probably killed him, it is likely that if stress did not do the job, many Pakistanis would have,” he explains.

South Asia: Cricket Victories and Upsets

  19 March 2007

The Cricket World Cup 2007 appeared to have thrown quite a few surprises up for grabs over the weekend. Ireland won the match against Pakistan, and Bangladesh won the match against India. These outcomes were rather unexpected, especially the former one. The blogosphere has been buzzing with commentary and reflection...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's options in world cricket

  17 March 2007

Zimcricketnews figures out three options for Zimbabwe in the World Cup Cricket 2007, “The easy option (in maths terms) first: if Zimbabwe beat both Pakistan and West Indies, they’re through. The “need some help” options: if Zimbabwe beat West Indies, and Ireland beat both Pakistan and West Indies; or Zimbabwe...

Kenya: Kenya's victory over Canada

  17 March 2007

Kenya blogger writes about Kenya's victory over Canada in World Cup Cricket 2007: Firstly, what a great performance by the team. It was not the fact that they won, but the way in which they won. There may have been some concern over the lack of penetration from the opening...

Sri Lanka: Cricket!

  15 March 2007

A Voice in Colombo develops cricket fever! “Now the wait is over for the Sri Lankan cricket fans, and we are playing our first match of the tournament today.”

Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

  13 March 2007

The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half months. The itinerary can be found here, the tickets here, and here is the official website. (via Cric Blog) The...

Taiwan: Kevin Lin completed across Sahara

  8 March 2007

After 111 days, Kevin Lin from Taiwan completed the ultra-marathon across Sahara desert, the largest desert in the world, on 2/20/2007 with other two runners. This ultra-marathon was first proposed by Charlie Engle, who went to Matt Damon's production company (LivePlanet) to persuade them to film a documentary for it....

Trinidad & Tobago: Cricket World Cup ticket woes

  7 March 2007

Caribbean Free Radio goes to collect tickets for the Cricket World Cup, and is given number C92: “The saleswoman who handed out the first batch of number-papers did so with the speed and furtiveness of a drug pusher distributing gram-bags on a street corner. . . .“

Caribbean: Give the cricketing minnows a chance

2 March 2007

Robert Frische of cricketwukup.com disagrees with statements made by two former West Indies cricket greats that the presence of “minnows” (weak teams) in the Cricket World Cup devalues the tournament.

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