Friday, June 12, 2009

Pakistan to play India in World Twenty20 this weekend!

Yes, it is true! The two teams will meet on Saturday. In the ICC World Twenty20. I'm not kidding.

Oh, maybe you are confused. I forgot to specify one minor detail - it's in the women's World Twenty20!

Yes, the women of Pakistan and India will battle it out on Saturday June 13th in a group game. I'm sure there will be a decent crowd and some passionate competition. It doesn't matter what sport it is, what gender is taking part, what time of the day it is. If it's India vs Pakistan competing in pithoo*, patang baazi**, or kabbadi, it will surely entertain!

I remember an U-15 World Cup final in 1996 at Lords between Pakistan and India that became incredibly intense. Pak supporters even (shamefully) stormed the field once India was about to win!

So if you are in England and are missing the thrill of a Pakistan-India showdown, you have an option. And at the same time you can help give a much needed boost to women's cricket, especially since they are given practically no recognition in South Asia. Enjoy!

*: a game in which several flat stones are piled up, and teams take turns knocking them down and trying to put them back up. Loads of fun!

**: kite fighting.

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6 Pitched:

  1. Ankit Poddar said...

    great look this one, WP guys!!

  2. Q said...

    Thanx Ankit! It was hard work by Sledge and Obaid.

  3. Q said...

    I wish some TV channel was covering this women's world cup in the UAE.

  4. Q said...

    I remember the Lombard cup from 1996 very well.. watched it all LIVE on Star sports.. Faisal Iqbal captained Pakistan.. Taufeeq Umar, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Hasan Raza, Bazid Khan were all part of that Pakistan U-15 team.

    Malik used to turn the ball miles and bat at number 10.

    From India I only remember Reetinder Singh Sodhi who was also the man of the tournament.

  5. Rayden said...

    I wonder why ICC organized the men's and women's World T20 at the exact same time. Normally Star Cricket in India covers our women's game but this time they are covering only the men's version for obvious reasons.

    Too bad won't be able to watch the Ind vs Pak match. Any idea how the teams stand right now? All i know is England is quite strong in the women's version.

  6. Q said...


    Maybe the ICC think that this is a way to promote women's cricket? with the mens tournament going on maybe fans will ride the wave and watch some women's games as well.

    Plus with the women's semi finals and final on the same day as the mens in the same ground, u can expect the crowd to be there for both.

    No idea abt the standings yet.. haven't followed it.. but will do soon.

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