The Cricket WC Super 8 schedule is already drawn!!
It was with quite some amusement and disbelief that I read this entry in Prem’s blog. It looks like ICC had almost taken me (and most others) for a ride!
Here is the link to the story in Rediff that Prem refers to.
One must admit: Amazing marketing technique, ICC! Hats off!
In case you are wondering, what the heck this is all about, here is the gist: The acronyms A2 or D1 that you see in the WC Super 8 schedule are just dummy numbers, and they actually represent a particular pre-defined team!
“Team names for the Super Eight stage are indicative based on the top two teams from the Group Stage qualifying. If these two teams do qualify they will be seeded in position 1 or 2 as specified regardless of whether they finish first or second in their group. For example, if South Africa wins Group A and Australia comes second, for the purposes of the Super Eights, South Africa will still be A2 and Australia will be A1.“