Friday, March 16, 2007

Cricket update

India's campaign starts tomorrow, and I've managed to get tickets for the India-Bangladesh match in the Trini-Posse party stand. That's the fun stand with a live band, drinks and crazy people. Also managed to get tickets for India-Bermuda and

INDIA-PAKISTAN on Apr 15th at Barbados.


Turns out that barring major upsets the schedule for the next round (super 8s) is predetermined based on the seedings a year ago. So India-Pakistan is conveniently scheduled for a Sunday, and I will definitely be there. Have to see if there are any boats from here or Tobago till Barbados, otherwise will have to take a flight.

I'm also going to keep a World Cup diary for this website. Anyone can log in and write articles on sports, and they get edited by a team. I'd started a cricket blog for a few months, and the people on this site noticed it and told me to start writing for them. I've written a few already. 5 years ago, I went to Jamaica to watch India-West Indies and wrote an article here, and decided that since I'm here for the whole world cup, I'll see what it's like to be a cricket writer.

Still have to get tickets for India-Sri Lanka as it was sold out, but there were lots of people selling tickets outside the stadium illegally. They weren't too expensive, so hopefully I should be able to watch all of India's matches in the first round.

If you're watching the cricket match tomorrow, I'll be in the party stand, wearing an official Indian team shirt with a blue floppy hat.

Finally, I've also uploaded my pictures of the Venezuela trip. Click here for the pictures of Merida, Caracas and Venezuela-Trinidad.


Tabula Rasa said...

woohoo, lucky dog. i'm watching the game and will look out for you (although at 33/2 in 12 overs it doesn't look like much of a party... yet). am watching and feeling homesick for last year.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you may have bought a Bangladesh vs Ireland ticket!!


Anonymous said...

Well Shit!!! The Pakis are out and it appears we'll follow soon. Hope you have a great St. Patty's.

bandafbab said...

If India exits early, I'm heading out on a boat back to Venezuela. At least, sitting in the party stand was a lot of fun.

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