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Combat or Competition: A National Holiday..oops Bunk

Yes you guessed it right.. Its about Indo-Pak match which is gonna be started in just few hours from now.. 4 hours 12 mins and 32 seconds to be more precise 😛India - Pakistan Semi final worldcup 2011 Combat or competition

If I were Prime Minister of India.. I would declare this day a national holiday.. or at-least a half day.. because work gonna stop anyways.. so better make it an official off.. why being so selfish n going to see the match live alone where as people of the nation will have to work.. sorry Mr. PM No hard feelings.. but still.. 😛

I also pity my college faculty who will have to goto the college wheen all the students are participating in the national bunk..

National bunk.. whoa thats something..and yes its true.. I read in Delhi times today that

A survey says 60% of corporate India is on leave for the Indo-Pak match today

But its not the first time.. work have suffered a lot many times in history before durring the clash of the two neighbouring nations..

As I previously stated.. I’m not that a big fan of Cricket.. but when it comes to Worldcup and that too Indo-Pak.. I’m crazy like many others..

Now as the clock is ticking.. m waiting eagerly for the clock to strike 0230pm.. I’m gonna go complete some bank stuff.. uff the paperworks.. and a small very small meeting.. just for the sake of it.. (I hope my partners don’t read my blog :P) but m gonna keep my one eye on the clock and gonna free myself before 0130pm.. yeah 1hr margin is a must.. Don’t even want to miss pitch report and the toss 😛

India - Pakistan Semi final worldcup 2011 Combat or competition

So while I’m gone I ask you one thing.. Is it just a competition today or something more…like  a Combat??

Do reply.. I wanna see what is India thinking of this day.. even Pakistanis are invited to comment and share their feelings..

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Insight: Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS)

As we know cricket is part n parcel of our lives when at least Cricket World Cup is on! For all those non cricketing background cricket fans, here is some info on the latest technological development.. the UDRS. So many times we shout at the umpire, “That was out” or “That was just not out “. The ICC (International cricket council) has devised the plan, to solve such indecisions in the match by giving both batting and the fielding team a chance to refer the decision with the TV or the Third umpire. Here when batting or fielding side player feels that decision was not made correctly, he can ask the umpire to call for UDRS by showing him a T sign with hands!

Now there will be no such things as “That hit the bat and still was given LBW” or” He nicked and is still bating.”

In the current world cup, each team has been given two referrals per innings. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the first one to use it in the tournament. Earlier it was scheduled only for the knock out stage but later added to full tournaments. UDRS has been implemented in tests, but at discretion of the two nations playing games. India has been the only country to say no to UDRS as they feel technology is not fool proof (may be because of what happened in Sri Lanka tour in 2008). Other member countries have welcomed the development, saying it has to happen one day with improving technologies ! Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar is not in favour of UDRS, but his look alike batsman Sehwag is !

On the contrary it may removes that luck factor and human error enjoyment from the game.. but game has to evolve , even if we reduce some uncertainty from it !

Whats your take on the new UDRS? Feel free to share in the comments below..

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HowTo: Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Online

This afternoon.. The streets will be empty.. with no human wandering around.. deserted roads.. with the silence prevailing all over the universe.. and suddenly screaming and shouting coming from all over the place.. NO its not an apocylapse.. its ICC Cricket World Cup 2011..Starting TODAY! (aur is bar to India me ho raha hai 😉 )
And the screams are the screams of cheer.. the screams of joy.. Once again the world will soak in the joy of cricket..

Wait.. first let me exhale all my excitement out.. hoo hoo.. hey hey.. World Cup.. INDIA INDIA INIDA.. Oye Chak De Phatte.. aaaaaaa.. Woohooo..
Ohk.. M done..
NO Wait..
whohoo.. Chakh De Oh Chakh De INDIA.. OyeOyeOye..

The excitement is back.. The nail biting..all the nervousness.. the goOsebumps.. and the real joy when Sachin hits a century.. or Dhoni hits a huge SIX and Zaheer makes it hard for the batsmen.. this one’s gonna be the overdose of cricket..

M not that much a Biggie big fan of cricket.. but its world cup right.. and m Inidan.. we have something about it in our blood.. we just can’t help it..

While television remains the prime medium for sinking in all the excitement but you may not able to or wanting to spend all the time sitting in front of the idiot box.. so heres how you can catch up with all the action and excitement while working or while on road..

So  you are saying I can work/travel and still wont miss out the Cricket??

Yes mylord.. you heard it right…
and heres how..

To watch it live online on a PC
Heres the link..
Here you can watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 live stream, Match Summaries, Video On Demand (VOD) as well as Match replays..
You may also want to subscribe to ESPN’s youtube channel.. in that case heres the link..
But I’ll be travelling and No I Can’t carry my laptop with a data card along with me..
Easy there.. if you are smart enough to have a smart phone.. here are some cool apps you can download for free to keep yourself updated about the ongoing action..

For Android:
ESPNcricinfo – Click Here for details
Cricket World Cup 2011 – LIVE – Click Here for details

For Apple iOS:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 – Official – Click Here for more details
ESPNcricinfo – Click Here for more details
or you can always use the traditional ways

Oh mahn! thanx.. You saved my soul from wandering in hell for missing out all this exciting stuff.. but are there still any other means left to follow the action too?

Ofcourse there are..
You can follow all the excitement via RSS feeds too..
Just add the below quoted URL to your RSS reader…

ESPN’s ICC Cricket Worldcup 2011 RSS feed:

you can always use the traditional methods like SMS update or browsing through using your mobile GPRS

Use twitter to follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
For those of you who’ll rather follow it on twitter than anywhere else.. these are the hashtags I’ve seen so far..
#worldcup #cricket
You can also send your wishes to the Team India players who are on twitter..
My wishes to the indian team for cwc2011

I hope they have seen Starwars.. otherwise they may think of me as a fool 😛

Here are the twitter handles of few of our beloved players of Team India:


Woah! loOk at the time.. its 1425 already.. and I still have to make pop corn..
My Saturdays are NON Working.. so I’ll be watching today’s match on my 32 inch LCD (Yes I am trying to make you feel jealous! 😛 ) but you guys can follow it using any technique I described above..

So cya.. and enjoy the goOd Cricket..

P.S: All the techniques provided above is for informational purposes only.. Snehil Khanor won’t be responsible if your boss catches you watching cricket while working 😛

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Even goOgle soaked up in joy and excitement of Cricket World Cup 2011

Just in case you haven’t checked it out already.. goOgle’s today’s doOdle shows that even goOgle is soaked in the excitement and joy of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 starting today with the Inida vs. Bangaldesh fixture at 1430 IST (0830 GMT)

Heres the doOdle if you missed it..

goOgle's cricket world cup 2011 doOdleI’m already a big fan of goOgle’s doOdles.. if you are too or you want to become one.. you can check out the doOdle archives from here ..

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