I couldn’t say that I am livin’ la vida Lanka if I don’t write about Cricket.
Cricket is a British sport that has become a Lankan religion. Just like Basketball is so American yet very much part of the Filipino culture.
Well today, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 (the Cup that matters) kicks off and Sri Lanka (together with India and Bangladesh) hosts the affair. The excitement is palpable yet invisible (the city’s not exactly being ‘dressed up’ for the occasion – I was expecting billboards everywhere just like how we advertise shampoo back home).
And so, as an adopted daughter of Sri Lanka, I would like to do my share and pay tribute to the sport and wish the team (lead by team Captain Kumar Sangakkara) all the best!
Here’s a video of the anthem by one of the local radio stations (Yes FM).
Go Sri Lanka! Bring home the cup!
Photos courtesy of:
http://www.onlanka.com/?cat=4 (World Cup Logo)
http://www.thecricfanclub.com/wallpapers/sri-lanka-cricket-team (Team Picture)