Thursday, April 30, 2009

2011 World Cup in India!

India all set to host the majority of matches in 2011 world cup that is to be played in south asia.

India would host 29 of the tournament's 49 matches, including a semi-final and the final. Sri Lanka will host the other semi-final. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will remain as co-hosts of the quadrennial event after Pakistan was dropped over uncertainty created by last month's ambush on the Sri Lankan cricket team's bus by armed gunmen in Lahore.

The 2011 World Cup Secretariat had also been shifted from Lahore to the Indian board's offices in Mumbai. Pakistan was initially allotted 14 matches, while the World Cup final stays in India as was originally planned.The matches in India will be played across eight venues, Sri Lanka has 12 matches at three venues and Bangladesh eight at two venues.

There is also planning for two quarter-finals in Bangladesh, one in India and one in Sri Lanka.
The re-organising of the central organising committee is actually quite simple. Pakistan falls out of that. The remaining three host countries will form the central organising committee with the ICC represented on that as well.