Originally Posted by slippyslip
I can imagine English people picking up a newspaper and seeing the headline "England into cricket world cup final" and being excited. And then of course they find out a little bit more information that this "world cup" is held every couple of months and is soon forgotten pretty much by everyone. Now that India is out the BCCI has already forgotten this "world cup" and is probably dreaming up new "world cup" style tournaments they cram in the next few weeks.
Shame. Could have been a real shot in the arm for English cricket.
Well, frequency of the tournament notwithstanding, England's success in reaching our first global final since 2004 (stunned to find the CT we lost to the Windies was that long ago, seems like yesterday, tempus fugit and all that) has relegated the FA Cup and World Cup build ups off The Guardian's back page (well, front page of sports pull out, technically).
The arm's had a small shot at any rate.