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…is the flavour of the season. South Africa are carrying out a massacre of Netherlands. Kallis and Boucher are still cashing in on low hanging fruits as I type.

The Dutch skipper Luuk van Troost was confidence personified before the start of the match. Wonder if he is still feeling the same…

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…And Finally, ICC has changed the rules for the toss in case of rain.

ICC General Manager – Cricket and Chairman of the Tournament Technical Committee David Richardson said: “Under the original playing conditions the result of the toss was carried over to the reserve day even if a ball was not bowled on day one but there was a groundswell of opinion against that in the meeting. The concerns included the fact that conditions may change overnight and that might result in a side being unfairly disadvantaged if the original toss remained in place.”

As an offshoot, the re-toss will also allow the captains to make a team change on the reserve day. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

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…And Finally, ICC has changed the rules for the toss in case of rain.

ICC General Manager – Cricket and Chairman of the Tournament Technical Committee David Richardson said: “Under the original playing conditions the result of the toss was carried over to the reserve day even if a ball was not bowled on day one but there was a groundswell of opinion against that in the meeting. The concerns included the fact that conditions may change overnight and that might result in a side being unfairly disadvantaged if the original toss remained in place.”

As an offshoot, the re-toss will also allow the captains to make a team change on the reserve day. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

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Sir Garfield Sobers officially declared the World Cup open yesterday. The opening ceremony was impressive, considering all the hoopla around West Indies not ready for staging this event. The organizers need to be commended for making up for the lack of floodlights in the stadium. Generators were used to provide lighting and it was not too bad. The speeches were brief and pretty much upto the point. No mindless drawling.

So overall, a fine opening to the 2007 World Cup. Let the games begin…

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Cricket Videos

A very neat collection of cricket videos.

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