Friday, March 09, 2007

Caribbean Dreams

It has been a very long wait... 23 loooong years. Every Indian Cricket Team Fan is saying the same thing. And yes, even the Indian Cricket Team has been coming near the cup and has been failing to win it. The quadrennial event that is the dream of every cricketer has come back now and yes, its being held in the Caribbean Islands. The conglomerate of various Island Nations are coming together to conduct this event. Considering that the small islands and the amount of infrastructure required for this mammoth event, nobody is sure how far the Caribbean island is ready for it. One comment has already come from the African continent, which conducted the last world cup. Shaun Pollock has expressed his displeasure about the way the arrangements have been made for their nets and also the other basic amenities. If this was not enough, the blast at the Team hotels has raised the concerns of no only the teams which were there, but also the other participating teams. The issue of sending a special sixteen member team from India to give security to the Indian team also had raised many peoples' eyebrows. Hmmm... So much about the general preparations at the Caribbean. An estimate says more than 400-500 cricket crazy go to the Caribbean from Bangalore itself. If this is the number from the Garden city alone, imagine the amount of cricket fans arriving at the Islands. But, the accommodation is going to be a very difficult task, since the islands do not provide enough of it. So, lets see. They have been the champions in the first two editions of the event. And have come up as favourites in this edition, after winning the Champions trophy in 2004 and coming till the finals last years. And also, their team is looking good with the way it is now, though there is a lack of the champions they had in the earlier days. Lara thought, is confident of breaking he record and bagging the Cup though being a host nation, which ha never happened earlier. Lets see. If Lara's fellows prove themselves or not. But, the basic question is now, if the event is run smoothly. Let us hope for the best!!!

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