As I write, the 100-day countdown for the ICC Cricket World Cup has just started and the excitement may have officially begun. Already talk has commenced about which team will win the mega event to be held in the sub continent and if the atmosphere is not exactly at fever pitch it will soon be.
The months will become weeks and the weeks will become days and before you know it, India and Bangladesh will be squaring off in the tournament opener on February 19. And, then for the next six weeks our lives will centre round the happenings in the ICC Cricket World Cup and nothing else will matter.
This has happened every time without fail since the inaugural edition in 1975. Even though the media hype was predictably not as high as it is these days, I remember we could not wait for the action to start on June 7 of that year. There were just eight participating teams but among them were West Indies and Australia, the two leading competitors for the title. Everything pointed out to theseRead More »from The gap has narrowed