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No, because it's cricket and easily two thirds of the world population do not care about it at all
Oops. Treverus, I'm a big fan of your posts, but if you add the populations of the Indian subcontinent countires to those of the other major cricketing nations (England, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand (that'll swing it ), West Indies), and the not-so-major ones (Ireland, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya) and then add in the subcontinental diaspora that PaddyG highlighted, I suspect you'll come up with a lot more than one third of the world's population. And unlike China (constituting around half of the "rest of the world", most people in those countries have ready access to TV to watch events such as the recent India-Pakistan match.

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cricket is only played in former British colonies
Like the Netherlands, for example . Cricket is taking off in the U.S., as well (admittedly a former British colony).
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Funny how you make stuff on the fly! EVERY Pakistani fan? That's a big claim!

We can clearly see that from your "knocking out" comments

Anyhow, it was a good day for cricket, maybe not so good for Pakistan in the end

P.S. Mind you if Shoaib Akhtar was playing... a couple of Indian players would be in hospital right now
Like the Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer in the 2007 world cup??
Oh sorry, he did not survive right...he was dead before he could see the likes of the hospital bed.
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Old 31.03.2011, 14:28
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ooo yeah! I am definitely supporting India now

http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/oddball...cket-world-cup

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/Immora...e1-679416.aspx


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Like the Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer in the 2007 world cup??
Oh sorry, he did not survive right...he was dead before he could see the likes of the hospital bed.
I guess I should've realized how some people have no sense of humour at all!

That is the most absurd statement I've ever read in my life I must say.....you people have no stomach to digest such a big win, do you?
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I guess I should've realized how some people have no sense of humour at all!

That is the most absurd statement I've ever read in my life I must say.....you people have no stomach to digest such a big win, do you?
Oh yeah...just as you can't digest such a big loss...

I should have put some smileys on my post earlier...apologies for not coming across as funny. I make sure I do not miss any now and over compensating for the previous one
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Re: (Cricket World Cup) India-Pakistan on Wednesday

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Oops. Treverus, I'm a big fan of your posts, but if you add the populations of the Indian subcontinent countires to those of the other major cricketing nations (England, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand (that'll swing it ), West Indies), and the not-so-major ones (Ireland, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya) and then add in the subcontinental diaspora that PaddyG highlighted, I suspect you'll come up with a lot more than one third of the world's population. And unlike China (constituting around half of the "rest of the world", most people in those countries have ready access to TV to watch events such as the recent India-Pakistan match.
You are not seriously taking me on in a bullshit-match, are you?

Per Capita:
- Television in China per capita: 306.205 per 1,000 people (number 62 in the list)
- Televisions in India per capita: 58.3191 per 1,000 people (number 148 in the list)
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/me...ons-per-capita

In total numbers:
China: 400,000,000 TVs (more than the US, Japan and India together)
India: 63,000,000 TVs
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/me...ia-televisions

Even if we calculate some leverage - say there are more Indians watching per TV than in China - what I would actually very much doubt: I bet there were more people watching the opening of the Beijing Olympics than the game yesterday.
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Oh dear. It would be really nice if we can keep this thread good humoured and not throw baseless accusations around the place.

What happened to Bob Woolmer was a HUGE shame and there wasn't enough evidence in a court of law to suggest that there was anything sinister around his death let alone a Pakistani player being involved.
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You are not seriously taking me on in a bullshit-match, are you?

Per Capita:
- Television in China per capita: 306.205 per 1,000 people (number 62 in the list)
- Televisions in India per capita: 58.3191 per 1,000 people (number 148 in the list)
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_tel_percap-media-televisions-per-capita

In total numbers:
China: 400,000,000 TVs (more than the US, Japan and India together)
India: 63,000,000 TVs
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_tel-media-televisions

Even if we calculate some leverage - say there are more Indians watching per TV than in China - what I would actually very much doubt: I bet there were more people watching the opening of the Beijing Olympics than the game yesterday.
But what about the Irish diaspora???

OK, that was quite convincing. I concede. But watch out, cricket fans are about! Everywhere!
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Even if we calculate some leverage - say there are more Indians watching per TV than in China - what I would actually very much doubt: I bet there were more people watching the opening of the Beijing Olympics than the game yesterday.
But how many Chinese would gather round a large communal TV/Big Screen just to watch some poxy opening ceremony? Whereas you can gaurantee that virtually every screen in India and Pakistan would have had a throng of partisan supporters clustered around it.

Probably the only event that could top this for worldwide viewing figures would be India v Pakistan in the final itself.
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There really is no way to calculate how many people watched the cricket or any other event. There are so many illegal streaming sites which people use as well!
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But how many Chinese would gather round a large communal TV/Big Screen just to watch some poxy openeing ceremony? Whereas you can gaurantee that virtually every screen in India and Pakistan would have had a throng of partisan supporters clustered around it.
'Zackly. And where's the Wikipedia evidence, anyway? If it's not in Wikipedia, it isn't true.
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Oh yeah...just as you can't digest such a big loss...

I should have put some smileys on my post earlier...apologies for not coming across as funny. I make sure I do not miss any now and over compensating for the previous one
you kind of lost me there! Did I ever whine about loosing or criticize India's win? India was the better team on the day and won the match!

I know you are happy winning such a big contest but that doesn't mean you should take your pants off and start running around naked but then I guess you can't really help it.. can you? (
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Which one though? Was Allah with Zaheer Khan?
God of all Gods.
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Take EF itself for example, what have we had, 3.5 pages devoted to posts on this game alone; where to see it, running commentary, the aftermath etc etc.
Did we see a similar thread on the Beijing ceremony? "Oo, check it out, they're waving little fans around. I'm in Pickwicks right now, the place is heaving, come on the dancers in blue!"

Only a microcosm maybe, but it demonstrates the relative interest. Almost.
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'Zackly. And where's the Wikipedia evidence, anyway? If it's not in Wikipedia, it isn't true.
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According to Nielsen Media Research, 4.7 billion viewers worldwide tuned in to some of the television coverage, one-fifth larger than the 3.9 billion who watched the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens
Wikipedia reference-linkBeijing_Olympics#Media_coverage

Damn, I'm good.

Wikipedia reference-link2008_Summer_Olympics_opening_ceremony#Television

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Estimates of the global television audience varied: "around one billion" (Reuters);[84] "experts estimated ... more than two billion" (Wall Street Journal);[85] "2.3 billion" (MindShare);[86] "Billions...probably the largest live television audience in history" (Bloomberg);[87] "3 billion" (Sky News);[88] "nearly 4 billion" (Xinhua);[89] "as many as 4 billion" (Washington Post);[90] "estimated 4 billion" (McClatchy).[91] This included an estimated 842 million viewers watching on host Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), with polls ranging from 63 and 69 percent of the Chinese viewing population, exceeding that of the 51-58 percent who watch the network's annual Chinese New Year gala.[84]
P.S: Don't ask me why, but every single Chinese that had somehow somewhere access to a TV has watched the entire show on TV... it was a lot of national pride involved.
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There really is no way to calculate how many people watched the cricket or any other event. There are so many illegal streaming sites which people use as well!
I calculated it. It was....a lot!
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Wikipedia reference-linkBeijing_Olympics#Media_coverage

Damn, I'm good.
That's over the whole event, not just the opening ceremony. Now go do the same for the ENTIRE Cricket WC.
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Why did I had the feeling this morning that this thread will soon go down "the religion way"...?
I dont think it is going down the religion way. There's no point. It was a good win for India. Their WC record against Pak is 5:0 starting 1992.

The Pakistansis should be proud of their team. They have major issues going on at home, they lost their star bowlers (Asif and Amer were arguably the best in the world) to spot fixing and generally there are so many egos that they never play as a team. Afridi and Waqar got them together and brought them this far. "Well done" to them. If the Pak team is managed properly and the players are nurtured, they will have many more such successes coming their way.

I am happy India won. Hope they will be able to cross the final hurdle on the 2nd April.May the best team win, although I will be rooting for India, thats for sure.

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That's over the whole event, not just the opening ceremony. Now go do the same for the ENTIRE Cricket WC.
Fixed that. I do not really believe the 4 billion estimates, but the 800 Million Chinese. Add a couple of Millions for each other country and whatever they call the little stick on those other sticks of your game came down... Maybe the numbers would be different if Cricket was popular in more developed countries...
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you kind of lost me there! Did I ever whine about loosing or criticize India's win? India was the better team on the day and won the match!

I know you are happy winning such a big contest but that doesn't mean you should take your pants off and start running around naked but then I guess you can't really help it.. can you? (
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Immora...e1-679416.aspx)

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I wonder, what Pak win would make you sound like?

Did I not add enough smileys on my last post to add the much needed touch of humor there...Why get serious dude...take a chill pill
No one is questioning if you whined enough...who cares...

If pulling my pants down and running naked takes me high...close your eyes...you are not invited to the party brother...
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