Tuesday, January 11, 2005


One of the few nice things to come out of the tsunami disaster was the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal:

The centrepiece of world cricket's efforts to support the victims of the tsunami is a two-match one-day series between a World XI and an Asian XI. The first of these games was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia on 10 January 2005. The second will be held in either India or Sri Lanka in February or March. The matches were telecast in at least 122 countries.

Travelex sponsored the first match, which was a 78,000 sell-out, for AUD 1 million.

According to the BBC, the score was 344 (World) - 232 (Asia). Cricinfo reveals the match alone raised AUD $14.6 million. A hearty "Goodonya!" to everyone involved.