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Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

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 third world view lists cricket blogs and portals from South Asia. A compilation of Cricket World Cup 2007 TV, Radio and Internet live Broadcast links can also be found there.

Mahesh of i3j3 cricket posts some images of Mello, the world cup Mascot. Mello the world cup MascotA Voice of Colombo posts details on the Cricket World Cup venues, where the matches will be played.

Bharath Hemachandran has done an interesting pre-world cup warm up match performance summary of the 16 playing nations. The Googly posts the world cup group previews.

Do you know what Sri Lanka had in 1996 that they don’t have now? ‘The element of surprise’ is the answer tells Dark Horse. Bangladesh aims to enter the big league says Miraz at Bangla Cricket.

The Commentary Box reports that the world cup trophy was damaged in Kolkata while handing over to ICC earlier last week. Scribbler on the net reports the umpires on the ground will hear the faintest of edges via hearing aids. Hope the players don't appeal to him closely.

google cricket logoGoogle has launched an official blog, which will be authored by former Indian cricketer Krish Srikkanth.

No doubt the world will suffer some loss of productivity, because millions of cricket fans worldwide will spend hours in front of TV as claimed by a British report. However Samir in Eye on Cricket says this won't have an impact on the Indian economy.

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  • […] Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers – 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 third world view […]Jamaica: Cricket World Cup opening ceremony – The W.E.C. group blog reviews the opening ceremony of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which took place yesterday in Jamaica. Jamaica: On Islamic fundamentalism – Jamaican novelist Marlon James weighs in on the actions of Ahmed Akkari, who circulated a suspicious photocopy designed to inflame Muslim sensibiliites à la the Danish cartoons. Jamaica: What makes a work memorable? – Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp asks: “what makes a work of literature memorable right now.” Jamaica: Debate on marital rape – A parliamentary committee debate on the Act that governs marital rape in Jamaica proves blogger Ria Bacon’s point that “ratifying and adopting are easy; actually implementing change is more of a challenge.” Bacon recounts how a remark by a senior member of a leading women’s NGO restores reason to the debate, while setting the stage […] […]

  • The world cup in the caribbean this year has been an absolute success, and this is where our democratic blog comes in, visit us at http://newpnm.blogspot.com/ and leave your comment… on issues that affect members of the public in Trinidad & Tobago. We are interested in what you think.

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  • 2011 Cricket World cup schedule is shorter to plan. for more info about World cup 2011 go at

    http://wc2007upset.blogspot.com/

    Stay tuned Cricket fans….

  • Is anyone know – when next Cricket World Cup is planned at?

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