Worldwide weekend of sports

This weekend will be a big sporting weekend all around the world. In the US, eyes will be on the racetrack as rally cars feel the need for speed at the Daytona 500. Much of the rest of the world’s eyes with be on the pitch, watching their countries batting it out in the Cricket World Cup. Tomorrow, #2 ranked India will face #8 ranked host country Bangladesh in the opening match of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The following day New Zealand will face Kenya and Sri Lanka will go up against Canada. Defending champion, England, will play the Netherlands on Tuesday. The rules of Cricket are extensive and so it’s ok if you need to brush up on them. Go ahead and check out some Cricket facts or information on batting. It’s all in our ICC Cricket World Cup, 2011 collection. After all, it’s good to stay on top of the second most played sport in the world!

Unlike most other former British colonies, the eyes of the US won’t be on Cricket. Rather, they will be on a different kind of round sporting field. Drivers like Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton will duel it out while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will try to come from behind in “The Great American Race”, the Daytona 500, this Sunday! Our Daytona 500 collection has your trip to the racetrack covered with the 2011 Insiders Guide and the seating chart. And if you don’t know what those cars are doing, going around and around, check out “NASCAR for Dummies”!

No matter where in the world you are this weekend, there will be a sporting event for you!

Mariko Fritz-Krockow, Community and Content Manager Currently reading “Cricket Facts