21 December 2010
ICC releases documentary on 'Road to the World Cup'
With less than two months to go until the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the ICC has announced the release of a documentary, 'The Road to the World Cup'
The programme showcases how teams from across the world tried to qualify for the event.
The programme charts the fascinating story of how teams from across the globe attempted to qualify for cricket's flagship event.
Capturing the success of the Pepsi ICC Development Programme in bringing the sport to all corners of the globe, the documentary narrates the story of how the four ICC Associate and Affiliate Member qualifying places in the 2011 event were decided. This includes colourful, and never before seen, footage of four qualifying tournaments across the world.
Covering tournaments in venues as diverse as Jersey, Dar-es-Salaam, Buenos Aires and Johannesburg, this fascinating tale presents a unique insight into the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) qualifying structure that provided ICC Members with a pathway to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
With interviews and footage of the four ICC Associate Members - Canada, Ireland, Kenya and Netherlands - that successfully made the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the documentary is a must watch for all international cricket fans in the lead up to next year's showpiece.
The footage also memorably charts the thrilling success of the Afghanistan cricket team through multiple divisions of the Pepsi ICC WCL, highlighting their title successes in Jersey, Tanzania and Argentina, before they come agonisingly close to sealing ICC Cricket World Cup qualification in South Africa.
The documentary will be available for viewing on the ICC website later this week.
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