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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cricket World Cup 2011

With the cricket world cup 2011 round the corner, cricket enthusiasts will be looking forward to witness a cricket world cup that enthralls one and all, as the exhilarating contest between bat and ball is expected to touch a new high and the event is sure to bring in lot of unforgettable memories that get etched in the far corners of the brain of the cricket enthusiasts who cherish such moments.

It is time for the Asian block to stage the Cricket World Cup 2011, as India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh share the honor of staging this luminescent event, and it is also saddening to note that Pakistan has been stripped of its co-host status owing to security situations that seem to pose threats on various fronts, and the terrorist attacks that rocked Lahore during the tour of Sri Lanka to Pakistan in the year 2009 has further weakened Pakistan’s position to turn the scale against its favor.

In the Cricket World Cup 2011, there are 14 teams participating instead of 16, and the first round pertaining to Cricket World Cup 2011 happens to be the round robin stage as that was witnessed in the world cup staged in South Africa, which took place in 2003. The semi final venues of the Cricket World Cup 2011 happen to be the PCA Stadium found in Mohali and R. Premadasa stadium found in Colombo, and the much awaited Cricket World Cup 2011 final will be staged at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

With lot of speculation flying thick and fast, it is time to close in on the heels of all the teams that are expected to vie with one another in this Cricket World Cup 2011, as well as provide us with an enriching display of bat and ball.