ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Occupying a special place in the hearts of almost a quarter of the world’s people, the quadrennial ICC Cricket World Cup returns this year to the place where those very people live – the place where it is loved so much that it is almost considered a religion, the Indian subcontinent. At a time when defending champions, and four-time winners, Australia are struggling to find the confidence that earned them that dominance, teams like Sri Lanka and England are slowly, but steadily, coming up to make their mark on world cricket, and in the process, are no longer considered to be just dark horses. At a time when the game’s most iconic player, Sachin Tendulkar, has done almost everything possible during a glittering career, except win this very trophy, this year's tournament is very exciting, and will no doubt send the cricket-crazy hosts and their fans all over the world into a frenzy.
The IIT Cricket Club, IIT SASA, and the Office of Intramurals and Recreation are bringing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 games to Keating. They will be televising all weekend games and all the Play-off Games of the ICC Cricket World Cup live, for free. Get ready for the month long extravaganza combined together with the schools very own Keating Premier League (KPL).
Here are the remaining matches that will be televised at Keating:
Sat Mar 5 03:00 a.m. CST Sri Lanka v Australia
Sat Mar 5 10:00 p.m. CST India v Ireland / England v South Africa
Sat Mar 12 03:00 a.m. CST India v South Africa
Sat Mar 19 04:00 a.m. CDT Australia v Pakistan (Subject to Keating Spring Break Schedule)
Sun Mar 20 04:00 a.m. CDT India v West Indies (Subject to Keating Spring Break Schedule)
Sat Apr 2 04:00 a.m. CDT Final - TBA v TBA
Here is some general information about the top teams in contention.
Australia – Not the same team that won the last three world cups, but it will be foolhardy to count them out.
Pakistan: The perennial surprise package, capable of upsetting the best on their day.
New Zealand: Have made it five times to the semis, never beyond that. Will want to change that.
Sri Lanka: Red hot contenders, they are a very dangerous team at home.
India – Home is where the heart is? A very dangerous batting line-up and in extraordinary form right now, they carry the hopes of a billion people.
South Africa: Strong favorites, but tend to fumble at big stages.
England: Have fielded a strong team after a long, long time. Look ready for the challenge.
West Indies: The dark horses. Could be responsible for some big upsets.