Monday, March 12, 2007

Sobers declares WC 2007 open

One of the biggest event of the world and the most religious festival for the Indians has officially started with Legendary Garfield Sobers formally declaring the competition open
Nine independent states from the West Indies will host 51 games involving 16 teams, including defending champion Australia. The competition will last for 47 days leading up to the final on April 28 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Over 2000 singers, dancers and performers, including several of the Caribbean's top reggae and dancehall performers, participated in the opening at the new stadium close to Montego Bay on the northern coast of Jamaica. Against a red, gold and green backdrop, reggae singers Jimmy Cliff and Gregory Isaacs, as well as contemporary performers Sean Paul and Shaggy, entertained the crowd of around 10,000 and the squads of the competing nations.

Chris Dehring,
CEO of the event, said fans at the ICC CWC would see "the world's best cricketers competing against the backdrop of the most blessed place on earth".

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