[UPDATE: Australia defeated Sri Lanka to win the cricket World Cup.]
As you may know, the cricket World Cup finals between Sri Lanka and Australia is today in Barbados, starting at 9:15 am ET.
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Here's a SepiaMutiny.com blog posting by Ann from yesterday:
I stupidly and naively hope that cricket really will do for Sri Lanka
what nothing else has been able to - give diverse communities a reason to stop $
for a little while. As far as I know, it's difficult to cheer effectively
if you're holding a gun. Yes, that was paneer-laden ...but I'm
serious. In 1996, Sri Lanka destroyed Australia to win the World Cup; I
hope they do so tomorrow, too. If ever there were a country which deserved
Read UberDesi.com post, "The Final Countdown."
47 days later, it all comes down to one game. Two teams, one that has steamrolled every single barrier in front of them and the other that while not being as spectacular as the other, has come out with a professional performance every single time. Australia has been the behemoth that everybody loves to hate. And the Sri Lankans have reprised the roles of the eternal charmers, well, for everyone except the Australians. And tomorrow they meet and as the cliché goes, there can be only one winner.
And here's a note from a Lankan friend:
WORLD CUP CRICKET ! BARBADOS TOMORROW SATURDAY
SREE, I HOPE ALL SOUTH ASIANS WILL CHEER FOR SRI LANKA AT TOMORROW'S
WORLD CUP CRICKET FINALS Vs. AUSTRALIA.
IT WAS BACK IN 1996 THAT SRI LANKA BEAT AUSTRALIA AND ANNEXED THE WORLD
CUP . WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?
Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka
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