There’s no doubt what the biggest sporting news is today: the cricket world cup semi-final between India and Pakistan will be watched by up to 1bn people worldwide – an incredible figure and apparently it will be the most-watched cricket match of all time.
In other words, 1 in 6 people in the world will be doing no work/fast asleep during today! Wonder what effect that will have, particularly on the Indian economy!
Only 28,000 in the stadium, so those who have got in are going to feel very special for a long, long time.
Any cricketers care to suggest some cricket training challenges and good workouts for Konkura?
In other news, former England Captain Marvel Bryan Robson has said he’s confident in the treatment he’s receiving for throat cancer. Given his fearless attitude on the pitch (and, allegedly, in the bar) we hope he’s right and will beat this horrible disease.
Also on the England football front, congratulations to Ghana and particularly Asamoah Gyan for a great performance and draw at Wembley last night.
Good to see the youngish England squad playing so well too, especially in the first half. Not sure Stewart Downing deserved Man-of-the-Match, but it was a good overall performance with Jack Wilshere, Gary Cahill and Ashley Young all looking good. Despite a good goal, Andy Carroll still looks far short of fitness – apparently Fabio Capello agrees. Ah, damn, that means I agree with Capello, and that’s something I never do these days!
British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan has said that the BOA’s financial dispute with 2012 organisers Locog must be resolved quickly for the good of sport. Read more about this unsavoury squabble: BOA eager to resolve Olympic row
Seriously, guys, sort it out – only 485 days to go and you should have enough on your plates.
On a more positive note, the London 2012 Olympic venues seem to be on schedule and looking good (though not as good as Beijing, obviously, on account of the lack of virtual slave labour to build them!). The BBC have a great gallery of the venues here