Cricket World Cup 2011
posted on 14th Dec 2010
Cricket World Cup
2011 will be showcased in India
, Sri Lanka
. This grand event will be starting on Feb 19 [Sat], 2011 ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat spoke about prolonged excitement for the ICC world cup 2011 and the participating teams.
The four World Cup winners, three of the winning captains - Vivian Richards (1975, 79), Imran Khan (1992), Arjuna Ranatunga (1996) and Kapil Dev (1983) – were seen on one platform. It was the moment of recalling their memorable events – the winning their respective World Cup. The cricketers also pulled each other’s leg on a funny note.
These legendary player Imran Khan felt that India were the top favorites for the Cup and said "India are very strong, they playing at home and have good bench strength and so are the favourites with Sri Lanka a close second,". He, further said "The best teams don't necessarily win always. The important thing is how you cope with the pressure because the pressure at a World Cup is different from any other,"
Arjuna Ranatunga commented that playing at home could be India's nemesis. "India tend to falter when playing in front of a huge home crowd." Whereas Kapil, concerned about India’s playing too much matches and might fall into any kind of injury which has to be avoided at this moment. "We're playing too much cricket and that can lead to injuries to key players."
For Lorgat this World Cup has generated so much excitement among the masses. He said "When I look around in the ICC headquarters, I can see the excitement in everyone. In fact, even Australian and English cricketers, now playing the high-pressure Ashes series, have started thinking about the World Cup."
Sawhney comment "At least, 27 cameras will be there to cover every match and 37 games will be simulcast in Hindi," he said. Meanwhile, the Decision Review System (DRS) will be used for the first time in a World Cup.