The Business of… the ICC World Cup
Kipp’s got Cricket Fever, what with the ICC World Cup on and all. We take a look at the workings of arguably the biggest tournament in the world’s second biggest sport.
February 20, 2011 3:45 by Eva Fernandes
Though the World Cup is surely not comparable to the Commonwealth Games debacle, it does seem awfully a lot like Groundhog Day. In January, the ICC declared the stadium at Eden Gardens in Kolkata to be unfit to host the finals. ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said that the stadium which was undergoing a renovation program had “not made sufficient progress to justify the level of confidence required to confirm that the venue would be ready in good time.” The ICC has recommended India choose another venue, which unfortunately was also the source of much humiliation for India. Earlier this week Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium (the venue for the World Cup final) was criticized by the fire brigade for not meeting safety standards.