ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 is on now. The last tournament in 2015 is thought to have been watched by more than
viewers. Should we care how many people are watching something? Maybe/maybe not - but it is interesting to peek into this game that is so much more than a game to so many people.
Some highlights: Ten countries are playing - Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies. It will be played from May 30-July 14. The format is One Day International (ODI).
So much more than a game - the
Afghanistan cricket team
came out of refugee camps to the World Cup;
, the best T20 bowler in the World survived war and displacement to become a superstar; at the
Women's World Cup
in 2017 (and yes, women play cricket) games were watched by more than 50 million viewers before the final itself; and of course, all this becomes big business - but that's another story.