I had an idea the other day, to run a simulated World Cup with CricketWeb members filling up the teams.
For those unaware of how that'd work - you sign up as, for example, an English opening batsmen and, before England play India, I simulate England v India as a curtain-raiser to the main event using a computer program. You open the batting in that game against silenstriker and Cevno who have signed up as Indian opening bowlers. It'd follow the same schedule as the real world cup. You don't have to do anything after you sign up other than check your progress.
There would definitely be some problems filling up some of the teams (getting eleven Kenyan posters could be a struggle, for example), but we could be a bit liberal with eligibility, or use filler players, or maybe even just play sixes depending on sign-ups.
At the moment I'd just like to get a rough idea of how much interest there'd be in it, who'd be interesting in captaining/selecting a nation's team/squad for each game, and any other problems people can think of.
EDIT: Oh, and if anyone is eligible or willing to play for a more obscure nation, that'd be good information at this point too.
EDIT2: Sign-ups: http://www.cricketweb.net/forum/worl...-sign-ups.html