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Call the World Cup off! March 24, 2007

Posted by K in Calamity, contemporary, Cricket.

 I cannot believe it! It has been confirmed; Woolmer was murdered!! What is the world coming to?!!

I agree with Alan Donald; how can you have the World Cup go on when there has been murder? Murder!  In cricket!!



1. aMmAr - March 25, 2007

My question is why it has tobe Pakistan all the time 😛 ??

I mean why God… why us?

2. sporadicblogger - March 25, 2007

Lol, strange how controversy dogs the pakistani team! Its quite weird..heh heh. Although we’ve had our fair share 😉

3. aMmAr - March 25, 2007

Hey ive a question !!

I knw ur not the rite person to be asked diss question but as ur the best person available so try answering dis:

Why ESPN SPORTS CENTRE and other Indian Media spend day in day out to convict Inzi and his team of Uncle Bob’s murder?. Its really painful to see ur neighboring bros exploiting the situation in diss manner.

I am only asking this cuz the other day the so called SPORTS CENTRE reporters gave their verdict on this sensitive issue like a Bahu in an Indian Soap; convicts her mother in law for somethng evil.(with all due respect)

4. sporadicblogger - March 26, 2007

Sorry, won’t be able to answer that question since I haven’t been watching TV.

However, it could have arisen from the fact that Woolmer had said that a top Pakistani cricketer was heavily involved in the matchfixing racket, when he was in India. This is according to a report carried by Hindustan Times(article by Pradeep Magazine) some days back.

5. Ayushi - March 28, 2007

I disagree. It’s true that Woolmer’s death is tragic and especially during the WC, ight after Pakistan crashed out. However, if the WC had been cancelled, what would actually have been achieved? A show of respect towards one of the greatest exponents of cricket? I think that’s been done, already. Also, I don’t know about anyone else, but I think that the WC should go on otherwise, in a way, it would seem like Woolmer died for nothing. I’m not saying that he died for cricket or that he had any such intentions…

However, to come to the WC, hacing prepared for it since godknowswhen, he got murdered during the WC and then have it cancelled? A proper show of respect would be to continue with the tournament. His murder is a grotesque reality but life cannot come to a standstill because of it.

Oh, do I sound insensitive? I didn’t mean to… I guess I’m not being able to say what I really want to really well… :-\

P.S- Hey, Koyel! 😀

6. sporadicblogger - March 28, 2007

Ah, the cricket lover is here 😀 Hello Ayushi! You express it well 🙂

What you say is what the other say too. Donald did not have many supporters. But I dont want the world cup to be called off because there has been a death, not even because the death came about by murder; but because in all probabilty the murder is related to matchfixing in cricket.
The fact that the hallowed sport of cricket is now seeing murder because of underworld betting etc during the most prestigious cricket competition is what is making me shrivel up inside. The investigation needs to come to a close, and if found to be true, then I’m all for the cricketing world to sit up and say, ok! This cannot go on. We need to do something different, and get rid of the problem!! Or atleast take greater steps to deal with this. Otherwise the deaths of Cronje(who I now believe was murdered) and Woolmer will cease to be shocking and one off cases.

7. Keshav - April 5, 2007

I’ll be able to answer that question.
Media, not just in India, but everywhere, exists to sell itself. More people would watch reasons/persons involved in Woolmer’s murder than say, listen to the people involved in the Nandigram incident.

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