Saturday, February 5, 2011
We Don't Like Cricket...We Love It
We don't like cricket, we love it!
For those of you who have come to yoga on my roof top you could not help but notice the giant billboard of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team peeking through the trees and buildings from Havelock Road. It seems their gigantic illuminated faces are watching over us the whole time.
Anyway, the World Cup Cricket is about to start. I remember the last World Cup final mainly because the Tigers took the opportunity to conduct an air raid over Colombo, which turned the city into darkness and meant most of us without generators missed it! Hopefully this final won't be as eventful.
There are lots of ways to keep up with the World Cup, but why not check out a new website that combines cricket fever with a social conscience?
"What's the Score?" is a fun way of looking at how the countries playing in the Cricket World Cup score in terms of serious development issues. Have they been able to bowl out poverty yet?
You can keep updated with the latest in World Cup action while also learning some interesting facts like the annual revenue of one of the sponsor's is more than the combined GDP of 12 of the countries that compete to play for the cup!!
Thanks to the people at Centre for Poverty Analysis for keeping us informed!