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#590703 - Tue Feb 01 2011 12:13 AM Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup
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ICC World Cup 2011
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The Cricket World Cup returns to the Indian sub-continent after a gap of 15 years! 14 of the cricket world's best teams will be seen in action in the 6-week tournament spread across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as they battle to try and win the title being held by Australia since 1999!

Tournament Format:
Group A: Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya
Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, South Africa, West Indies, Ireland, Netherland

7 Teams in each group. In the first round, each team of a Group will play with all other teams within the same group. It means each team will play 6 matches (42 league matches in all). After the end of first round, top 4 teams in each group will go to next round from where it is a knock-out format.
  • Can Australia win a 4th consecutive World Cup?
  • Will the Indian team finally win a World Cup after that 1983 fairy tale and be able to live upto the expectations of a billion plus people?
  • Can South Africa finally shake off that "chokers" tag and win when it finally matters?
  • Can England continue their recent run of good form and mount a serious challenge for their first ever World Cup win?
  • Will Sri Lanka continue to be invincible on their home ground and add to their 1996 title (when the World Cup was last held in the sub-continent?
  • Will there be a surprise winner from amongst the rest? Maybe "perenneial over-achievers at World Cup" New Zealand, mercurial and temperamental Pakistan, enigmatic West Indies or even Bangladesh with their army of spinners?


  • All these questions will be answered on the field from February 19 to April 2. We will have our own sweet little comp here to decide who's the best guesser of us all smile The 2003 World Cup saw 23 tipsters enter the comp with ASA clinching the title (followed by gtho4 and silverginger). 2007 had 13 runners and Howie72 won it (followed by Copago and gtho4). Can Howie72 retain his title? can gtho4 make it a hat-trick of podium finishes? Or will it be any one of you out there?

    Scoring is simple. We just pick the result of each match and win a point for every correct tip. Bonus points if you tip an upset win and if you pick a result solo (or 1 of 2 or 3 depending on participation). No bankers, no players names...plain and simple...use a dart board, use a crystal ball or simply toss a coin...it's all up to you smile

    Sign up here if you'd like to take part in this short 5 round competition that starts February 19.

    Tie-breaker rules for placings:

    If 2 or more people finish equal on scores, they would be placed according to the following tie-break rules:

    1. The differential between HoF and wooden spoons (whoever has higher difference places higher)
    2. If still equal, person with more number of HoF awards places higher
    3. If still equal, person who makes more right tips in matches played (48 in this tournament)...bonus points scored will not come into picture for this
    4. IF STILL EQUAL, person who gets more number of underdog picks points

    I foresee the tie-break coming into picture for this one frown

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    List of tipping threads:

    1.ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 #1: Saturday, February 19
    2. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 #2: Wednesday, March 2
    3. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 #3: Saturday, March 12
    4. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 #4: Wednesday, March 23
    5. ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 **FINAL Round** Tuesday, March 29



    Edited by gtho4 (Fri Feb 18 2011 08:54 PM)

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    #590704 - Tue Feb 01 2011 12:14 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    Early Odds to win the tournament (one of many):

    India 4.50
    Sri Lanka 6.00
    Australia 6.50
    South Africa 6.50
    England 6.50
    Pakistan 11.0
    New Zealand 21.0
    West Indies 23.0
    Bangladesh 51.0
    Zimbabwe 301
    Ireland 751
    Kenya 1001
    Holland 1001
    Canada 1001
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    #590728 - Tue Feb 01 2011 04:31 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: srini701]
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    I guess I will have to play...
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    #590766 - Tue Feb 01 2011 08:16 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: ozzz2002]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    I was lucky at tipping Cricket in the last tournament to get my first podium position, let's see if that luck can hold up.

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    #590776 - Tue Feb 01 2011 09:24 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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    I watched most of one day of a test match once... so I'll give this a try.

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    #590780 - Tue Feb 01 2011 10:03 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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    I'll be guessing again
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    #590971 - Tue Feb 01 2011 07:27 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: paper_aero]
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    I'm in, safe to say NZ will be out before the semis
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    #591178 - Wed Feb 02 2011 02:26 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: N-Bomb]
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    Go Canada?
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    #591337 - Thu Feb 03 2011 03:37 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
    srini701 Offline
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    Do I have permission to post an invitation for this tourney in the "sports stadium"? Plenty of people there who discuss sports...

    or is it unethical?
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    #591345 - Thu Feb 03 2011 04:51 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: srini701]
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    I just asked one of the Mods in there, Srini, and he said it was fine!
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    #591346 - Thu Feb 03 2011 04:58 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: ozzz2002]
    srini701 Offline
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    Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
    I just asked one of the Mods in there, Srini, and he said it was fine!


    smile smile smile Thanks a lot, Ozzz...wonder who the nice Mod was who gave approval so quickly smile
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    #591619 - Fri Feb 04 2011 08:15 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: ozzz2002]
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    I guess I'll enter in, I know a little about cricket.

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    #591715 - Fri Feb 04 2011 12:03 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: George95]
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    Yes please, Srini smile
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    #592066 - Sat Feb 05 2011 08:27 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: DanielPoulson]
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    OK. I'll give it a try.
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    #592068 - Sat Feb 05 2011 09:02 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: rossian]
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    Sign me up please.

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    #594792 - Sat Feb 12 2011 07:47 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: trev1]
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    17 have signed-up so far:
      BxBarracuda
      DanielPoulson
      George95
      gtho4
      Howie72
      illiniman14
      KrivoyRog
      LeoDaVinci
      N-Bomb
      ozzz2002
      paper_aero
      rossian
      sambansal
      srini701
      sward351
      Sypher
      trev1
    We have some new faces!


    Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sat Feb 12 2011 08:49 PM)

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    #594877 - Sun Feb 13 2011 04:36 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: gtho4]
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    I have a technical question. Would Kenya beating Pakistan be considered an upset?
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    #594940 - Sun Feb 13 2011 09:01 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: Eraserhead]
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    I'm in. smile
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    #595234 - Sun Feb 13 2011 11:12 PM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: Nightmare]
    srini701 Offline
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    Quite a few new faces smile Wow! and welcome all!

    Eraserhead, YES, Kenya beating Pakistan would be considered an upset here and would get you an extra bonus point if it happens smile (not to mention the solo bonus too)

    I am going by the odds given out by various sites online and will only disregard matches between teams considered "equal".
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    #597762 - Mon Feb 21 2011 01:26 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    This article here is for George95... who wondered if there were any Canadian players in the Canada team smile

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/500980.html
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    #597764 - Mon Feb 21 2011 02:23 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: srini701]
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    Tips for MrFox (Received via PM on 21 feb)....first 3 games void for him...

    disregard any games that have been played

    # INDIA v Bangladesh @ Mirpur, Bangladesh
    # Kenya v NEW ZEALAND @ Chennai, India
    # SRI LANKA v Canada @ Hambantota, Sri Lanka
    # AUSTRALIA v Zimbabwe @ Ahmedabad, India
    # ENGLAND v Netherlands @ Nagpur, India
    # Kenya v PAKISTAN @ Hambantota, Sri Lanka
    # South Africa v WINDIES @ Delhi, India
    # AUSTRALIA v New Zealand @ Nagpur, India
    # BANGLEDESH v Ireland @ Mirpur, Bangladesh
    # Sri Lanka v PAKISTAN @ Colombo, Sri Lanka
    # INDIA v England @ Bangalore, India
    # Canada v ZIMBABWE @ Nagpur, India
    # Netherlands v WINDIES @ Mohali, India
    # SRI LANKA v Kenya @ Colombo, Sri Lanka

    edited to add note after consultation with admins:

    The first 3 games were all tipped the same by everybody, so it won't be fair to penalise MrFox for late tips...he gets to keep all points he scored so far...


    Edited by srini701 (Mon Feb 21 2011 11:04 PM)
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    #597766 - Mon Feb 21 2011 02:33 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: srini701]
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    Excellent article...good read !!
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    #597787 - Mon Feb 21 2011 07:27 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: Sypher]
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    It's so true too. blush

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    #599314 - Sat Feb 26 2011 04:40 AM Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ... Sign up Sheet [Re: srini701]
    Eraserhead Offline
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    That's what I mean srini. If Pakistan are favourites with the bookies, a win by Kenya wouldn't surprise, given Pakistan's match fixing history recently!
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    #600787 - Tue Mar 01 2011 11:55 PM Results & Standings .. ICC World Cup [Re: srini701]
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    Round 1 -- Feb 19, 2011



    India 370/4 beat Bangladesh 283/9 [color:#3333FF]Everybody 1 smilee
    Kenya 69 Lost to New Zealand 72/0 Everybody 2! smilee
    Sri Lanka 332/7 Beat Canada 122 Everybody 3!! smilee
    Australia 262/6 Beat Zimbabwe 171 Everybody 4!!! smilee
    Netherlands 292/6 Lost to England 296/4 Everybody 5!!!! smilee
    Pakistan 317/7 Beat Kenya 112 Everybody 6!!!!! smilee
    West Indies 222 Lost to South Africa 223/3 Rossian, MrFox frown
    New Zealand 206 Lost to Australia 207/3 KrivoyRog frown
    Bangladesh 205 Beat Ireland 178 Rossian, BxBarracuda frown
    Pakistan 277/7 Beat Sri Lanka 266/9 Sypher, Nightmare, illiniman14, George95, MrFox smile
    India 338 Tied with England 338/8 Nobody! frown
    Zimbabwe 298/9 Beat Canada 123 Sypher frown
    West Indies 330/8 beat Netherlands 115 Everybody 7!!!!!! smilee
    Kenya 142 Lost to Sri Lanka 146/1 Everybody 8!!!!!!! smilee



    Tipping Comp Standings
      position                     points
    ----- ----- ---------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW pts BP
    ----- ----- --------------- hf ws
    1 x 1-1 Nightmare u 00 13 14 1 1
    1 x 1-1 illiniman14 u 00 13 14 1 1
    1 x 1-1 George95 u 00 13 14 1 1
    4 x 4-4 Sypher u 00 12 13 1
    4 x 4-4 MrFox u 00 12 13 1
    6 x 6-6 paper_aero 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 DanielPoulsen 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 LeoDaVinci 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 ozz2002 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 gtho4 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 N-Bomb 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 srini701 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 Howie72 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 sward351 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 sambansal 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 Eraserhead 00 12 12
    6 x 6-6 trev1 00 12 12
    18 x 18-18 BxBarracuda 00 11 11
    18 x 18-18 KrivoyRog 00 11 11
    20 x 20-20 Rossian 00 10 10 1
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    weekly winner 13/14
    wooden spoon 10/14

    s = sole picks bonus (or 3 of 20)
    u = underdog bonus
    default = wooden spoon score



    Weekly Leader

    1. +1 Nightmare, illiniman14, George95
    2.
    3.
    4.





    week   Hall of Fame                           Wooden Spoon


    1. 13/14 Nightmare, illiniman14, George95 10/14 Rossian
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    3.
    4.


    When a tipping comp on cricket is announced and 20 people from all parts of the world sign up, what are the odds that 2 Americans and a Canadian would be up the leader board after round 1 against a field that includes "fans" from more "cricket-knowing" countries like India, Australia, England and New Zealand?

    But that's exactly what's happened here, with Nightmare, illiniman14, George95 not only getting near perfect picks of 13 of the 14 matches, but also picking a bonus point for tipping one of the underdogs to win their match! (Pakistan against Sri Lanka). Sypher and MrFox also picked up the bonus point for the same match to be a point off the pace.

    The rest of us are all bunched up together with Rossian propping the table. I am sure she wouldn't like that!

    Everybody picked the first 6 matches (8 in all) and another 2 matches had just one missed tip. We had a 85.3% success rate in this round...must be amongst the highest as a group in any tipping comp out here? Maybe Gtho4 can help us here....
    If that India-England match had not ended in a tie, our percentage would be much higher!

    Still early days in the tournament itself, with some pretty boring matches and a couple of interesting ties so far...maybe we will have more to talk about the matches in the next round...

    If you haven't lodged your tips for round 2, you still have some time before the England-Ireland match starts off later today...
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