Sunday, April 22, 2007



April 22nd, 2007: Quiztion of the Day - 41

Finally the final game of Super Eights produced all the drama, excitement and crowd involvement that the general cricket loving public and ICC management were hoping for ever since the tournament kicked off. In an emotional thriller which saw a long standing Coach of England and a one of the game's greatest batsmen and holder of several records both representing their sides for the last time, England won the match by one wicket with the penultimate delivery of the innings after chasing down West Indies' total of 300.

England cricketers played their best cricket of the tournament in Duncan Fletcher's farewell match as a coach whereas Brian Lara bowed out of International cricket making just 18 runs as Marlon Samuels ran out his captain when Lara was looking good and entire cricket loving community was hoping for a big innings from him.

"At least I had the opportunity to say goodbye, I saw Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge, all these guys wanted to go that little extra step. Unfortunately they were not granted the opportunity to." - is what Lara said in the post match press conference. It's true to the dot as he really got a rare opportunity that many of his preceding West Indian Cricket Legends did not get. I sincerely hope it would be good for West Indian Cricket if their Administrators can persuade and force him out of his retirement at least for Test Cricket. I will be posting a statistical tribute to Lara once the World Cup fever dies down.

Today's 'Quiztion of the Day' has got nothing to do with Lara; in fact he had not even started playing serious cricket when it happened. Here it is:

Name the player whose name is in the World Cup record books as the first cricketer to have died after representing his side in the World Cup?

Remember to email your answers for each quiz individually to with the subject line as 'Quiztion of the Day - X' (X being the question number) through out the tournament duration. Results will be first posted on website within a week of the World cup Final.


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