Cricket World Cup Thrills Sports Fans In Australia

By Fernand Gagnier, for 18 February, 2015

The ICC Cricket World cup sprang into life at the weekend and almost immediately brought dismal news for English expats, while Irish fans living in Australia celebrated an impressive win.

The England team suffered a resounding defeat against joint hosts Australia, while the contest between Ireland and the West Indies was a showcase of confidence and determination in the face of apparently superior opposition. Ireland appeared to suffer no nerves in their chasing down of 305 runs to bag a well-deserved win. Although they had a brief stutter in the closing stages of the match, they were otherwise calmly in control throughout and could easily have won by a greater margin.

Ireland have often pulled off surprises in recent years, beating Pakistan in 2007 and England in 2011.

The games being played at grounds across Australia and New Zealand will no doubt attract large numbers of cricket fans from all over the globe who have made Australia their home. Revenue from the tournament is predicted to total around USD200m, generated not just from spectators but also by the heightened profile of the host nations and consequent increased tourist revenue and chances to woo business investment.

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