Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cricket World Cup Google Maps Mashups

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World cricket fans have their eyes fixed on the West Indies for the next two months as the ICC Cricket World Cup gets underway and runs until April 28th. Here are some Google Maps resources that will help fans watch, and map, the progress of this world sporting event. If you're looking to watch this sport for the first time, read this Wikipedia entry for cricket to learn the rules of the game.

Reto Meier has compiled a great post on his Radioactive Yak Blog featuring all kinds of Google Maps mashups and other Google resources to follow the event:

Live World Cup Match Map:

..See what matches are being played and in what country in the West Indies. This is also available as a Google Gadget for use on your Google Personalized Start Page!

Google Maps views of all World Cup Venues:
Google Maps (KML) viewing
Google Earth
Direct links to Google Maps:
Three Ws Oval, Arnos Vale Ground, Trelawny Stadium, Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Ground, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium,Kensington Oval, Queens Park, Providence Stadium, Sabina Park, Warner Park, Beausejour Stadium, Queen's Park Oval.

Cricket World Cup Google Calendar - Add to your Google Calendar
Google Coop: The Cricketing Yak - More info here


Virender Ajmani has also mashed up some Google Maps with external feeds for the Cricket World Cup:

World Cup 2007 Team News:

Indian Cricket Team for World Cup Cricket - 2007
World Cup 2007 Schedule Map

Related:
Official Website of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
YouTube: Cricket World Cup
Wikipedia Entry: Cricket

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