Cricket Fever Kicks Off with a Bang!
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is in full-swing with fierce matches going on in Australia and New Zealand – popularly known as the land of Kangaroos and Kiwis. Since the beginning of this year, zealous cricket fans from all over the world were anxiously waiting for the tournament to begin and February 14 finally kicked off with a grand start to the 11th Cricket World Cup Tournament. Games are tense and sentiments are rocketing sky high! Keeping in mind the craze for the game, cricket experts at Kaymu have gotten together to especially design an exciting cricket quiz for all the die-hard cricket fans out there. If you are also a cricket enthusiast and consider yourself to be an expert in cricket knowledge and trivia – and are brave enough to put this theory to test – take this cricket quiz online at Kaymu’s website and impress your family and friends with your encyclopedic memory and brain!
With over 400 players and officials participating, it is deemed to be one of the largest international sports tournament in the world! And you will get a chance to see 14 amazing teams, with some of the best players in the world, competing for the coveted title in 49 matches; with the final match of the tournament scheduled to take place on March 29, 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is the second time the tournament will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand – the first being in 1992. Sachin Tendulkar has been named as the 2015 Cricket World Cup Ambassador again by the ICC for the second time after 2011.
The defending champions – the Indian cricket team – won the last world cup in 2011, having defeated Sri Lanka in the finals by 6 wickets. Tickets for the Pool B match between India and Pakistan, played on February 15 2015, reportedly sold out within 12 minutes of going out on sale! Such is the level of excitement in the Sub-Continent for their favorite game of cricket – which is almost akin to a mini battle being played on the match grounds.
Irrespective of the time difference between the hosting countries and the sub-continent, cricket fans are avidly following all the matches of their favorite teams, even the ones that are being screened at all the odd hours of the night.
The cricket fever also kicked off with a bang with the enthusiasts divulging in their passions with personalized cricket jerseys, colored wigs, flags, posters and all sorts of other fan memorabilia and collectibles. Cricket matches are being aired in almost all the restaurants, cinemas and even open air screens at busy marketplaces to make sure no cricket enthusiast goes without seeing her/her favorite team play. Many ads, cricket campaigns and motivational songs are being aired – pumping up the cricket spirit even more. The cricket fever hasn’t escaped anyone it seems, from little kids to grandparents participating enthusiastically. Bangladeshi people, along with the rest of the world, also take cricket very seriously with live screenings and heated discussions becoming a part of everyday life these days.
So if you’re up for the challenge, quiz your cricket knowledge and who knows you might even learn a few things along the way to add up to your information about your favorite game!