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Cup 2000 - South Africa
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the huge number of visitors to these pages from NEW ZEALAND, we hope we've
managed to keep your interest fed. The interest from New Zealand bodes
well for the game's development there - and we'd love to hear from more
of you. Please, drop us a line here.
To those visitors from elsewhere around the globe we extend the same hope and invitation - especially all you folks originating on servers in the UNITED STATES. Don't be shy - we'd love to hear from you too, so email us please.
for all the other visitors from all the other countries, please join the
us and share your thoughts too. We'd especially love to hear from
those visitors from Japan, the Philipines, Germany, France, Uruguay, Turkey,
the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Canada and Romania, to name a few.
And of course, more mail from South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom
is always welcome.
To a great many people's disappointment, the live-streaming video from Action Cricket's site in South Africa hasn't eventuated, for reason so far unknown. It appears unlikely it will happen now, despite a rather hopeful note on the Action site.
Indoor Cricket Association site does have video interviews with Team
England players and officials, plus Team England match reports, Team England
tour diary, and results of all matches - not just those involving Team
England. We have been informed that BICA staff have now recorded a whole
new range of video interviews of different team's personnel - including
some of the oft-ignored umpires. Good to see. These video interviews will
be available on the BICA site in the near future.
But back to the World Cup - this is the third time this event has been held - previous World Cups were held in the United Kingdom (1995) and Australia (1998). The cup is contested by both Men and Women, and Australia have won all previous World Cups in both the Men and Women's division. However, the rest of the world is fast catching up, and this year's competition promises to be the closest yet. How close remains to be seen of course, but we certainly won't be surprised if Australia don't have it all their own way. The main contenders? We tip South Africa and New Zealand to be in there with a real chance, with England perhaps being the dark-horse of the competition. And as noted in the first "Postcard From South Africa" from our esteemed columnist, Pakistan and India are tipped to provide at least some difficult moments for opposing batsmen (unfortunately, it was announced on October 9th that Pakistan have had to withdraw). All in all, a great contest beckons.
For the latest breaking World Cup news, go to the World Cup NewsDesk, or check on each individual participating Nation's page - follow the links on the Navigation Bar to the left.
The apology below has been on our site now for long enough now, but we're going to leave it there for reference. Those responsible for Action's website chose to remove the link they had to our site as a result of us mistakenly stating that a site other than Action was going to show video highlights of some World Cup games. As soon as we were informed of our mistake we retracted the statement and posted the apology below (it was originally in the top third of this page, in bold red text). The irony of the situation is that, despite the angst the suggestion that someone else would be showing videos caused, we are still waiting (as of November 11th) for the Action website's showing of them. And despite them removing the link to our site, we're maintaining a very healthy number of visitors thank you very much :-)
Note - yes folks, even we at Indoor Cricket World aren't perfect -
we too can misunderstand things and consequently seriously misquote people.
That is, we too can make honest (but nonetheless serious) mistakes. For
our misunderstanding and subsequently seriously misleading everyone re:
BICA providing "selected video highlights of the World Cup",
we apologise sincerely and without qualification. For any embarrassment
and/or inconvenience to BICA, we also apologise sincerely and without
qualification, and guarantee they (BICA) played absolutely no part in
our mistake. And to any other parties caused any inconvenience whatsoever
by our misunderstanding, we also apologise sincerely and without qualification.
But not without explanation - it was
an honest mistake, and has been honestly rectified.
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