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Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

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The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony [1] in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half months. The itinerary [2] can be found here [3], the tickets here [4], and here is the official website [5]. (via Cric Blog [6])

The third world view lists [7] cricket blogs and portals from South Asia. A compilation of Cricket World Cup 2007 TV, Radio and Internet live Broadcast links [8] can also be found there.

Mahesh of i3j3 cricket posts [9] some images of Mello, the world cup Mascot. Mello the world cup MascotA Voice of Colombo posts details on the Cricket World Cup venues [10], where the matches will be played.

Bharath Hemachandran has done an interesting pre-world cup warm up match performance summary [11] of the 16 playing nations. The Googly [12] 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 [13] Dark Horse. Bangladesh aims to enter the big league [14] says Miraz at Bangla Cricket.

The Commentary Box reports [15] that the world cup trophy was damaged in Kolkata while handing over to ICC earlier last week. Scribbler on the net reports [16] 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 [17], which will be authored by former Indian cricketer Krish Srikkanth [18].

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 [19]. However Samir in Eye on Cricket says [20] this won't have an impact on the Indian economy.