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Why 42 Games Are Meaningless This Cricket World Cup

Why 42 Games Are Meaningless This Cricket World Cup

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The 11th Cricket World Cup has just kicked off in Australia and New Zealand with 42 meaningless games and seven important ones of course. But why such? Let us consider what we fans saw in the 2007 edition held in West Indies. The tournament turned to be a financial disaster after team India was out from it at early stage. As an aftermath, fans in millions switched off their TV sets. Indian broadcasters lost advertising revenues in millions. This time, to ensure 2007 is not repeated, the tournament is such designed that the big teams stay in, especially the Indian team. With this millions of cricket fans will stick to their TV sets and advertising revenue will boom. The catch here is to make team India stay in the tournament for longest possible time. There are fourteen participan...