India, Pakistan and sports, if all these the things meet at a place everyone knows how grand the occasion is, irrespective of sports, formats and timing. And more so ever if it’s a game of Cricket then there is no other rivalry bigger than India-Pakistan clash.
Due to the increased political tension between the two nations, we don’t often see any bilateral series being played between them. These teams either meet at World Cups or at multi–nation tournaments.
People across all over the world crave and enthusiastically wait for these matches as they provide everything a cricket lover could ask for thrill, emotion, rush of blood, mental toughness and passion of winning at any cost.
Such an occasion is arriving soon as India is going to play their maiden cricket World Cup for the over 50-year-olds to be held in South Africa from March 10 to 24 next year. India will kick start their campaign with a clash against England on March 5 at Green Point Cricket Club.
Along with India, West Indies, Namibia and Zimbabwe will also be making their debut in the tournament which will be played in Cape Town and Stellenbosch. India has been put in Pool ‘B’ with other teams like Pakistan, England, South Africa, Namibia and Wales, while Pool ‘A’ includes Australia, West Indies, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, among others.
Shailendra Singh will lead the Indian team and several Ex players like KapilDev and others has wished the team Good Luck ahead of the Tournament.
“I’ve captained Bombay Gym for 15 years, I represented the entire ’83 team during their streak and I’ve played against the greats in county cricket in England and Scotland. I’m excited for the chance to lead India in its World Cup effort and, along with Ajoy Roy, I hope to bring the cup back to India and make the entire nation proud,” Shailendra singh told in his interview.
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The tournament is not a celebrity event and teams are largely self-funded, but it will feature a number of ex-Test and ODI players, along with several ex-first-class players. Last Over-50 Cricket World Cup was won by Australia. India did not participate in that. India will look to maintain their record of not losing even a single match against Pakistan in a World-Cup clash.