Issue #7 Kanto Cup Playoffs starts


November 6, 2000                                                                                              Issue #7

Welcome to this edition of the IECC Newsletter.

Kanto Cup

It has been rain all the way for the quarter final. The quarter final between Japan Selection and Lalazar had been the most ill fated with as many as 4 washouts so far. One more washout would have ensured a walkover for the Lala as the Japanese team is leaving for the U.A.E on Nov. 12th to participate in the ACC Trophy. However, a sunny Sunday on Nov. 5th ensured that the Lala had to spend their day on the field before moving to the semi-finals. They will be facing the Edogawa Falcons on Nov. 12th in the first semi-final, who walked over to this stage without any sweat as the YC & AC could not produce a team for their q.f match. Incidentally, one of the other semi-finalists – Friends XI – also walked over the Shizuoka Kytes as Kytes forfeited their game in order to complete the tournament in time – or so they say(the result wouldn’t have been any different, anyway..!) The semi final line-up is follows:

Nov. 12 – Edogawa Falcons Vs. Lalazar

Nov. 19 – Tokyo Giants Vs. Friends XI

Nov. 26 – Final

 ACC Trophy – Japanese team announcement party

The Japan Team will be going to the UAE from the 13th of November to play in the ACC Trophy.
There will be an announcement party of the Japan Team and the ACC Trophy on the 11th of Nov from 18:00 to 20:00. It will be held at an Indian/Pakistan restaurant near Hanzomon station, Tokyo. The cost is 5,500 yen per person. The name of the restaurant is “Siddique” which is about 5 min walk from No 1 exit. If you are interested in participating in this, please contact

I.E.C.C site revamped

Our site, has a new look now. The feedback we received from our visitors were encouraging and some of their suggestions have been incorporated. Apart from this, a new “ethnic” background picture has been added in the front page and also some pages such as the About, Meet us etc. has the Indian tricolor as their background color.

Our site has crossed 1,000 hits in the first week of November and has been ranked as 20 in the Top 50 cricket sites. Thanks for all those who voted for us. Please make sure that you vote for us whenever you visit. You can also view the counter statistics, such as who are the visitors, where they come from, hits per day etc by clicking the Counter itself on the site. Please feel free to do so.

Try to answer the quiz, if you haven’t done it yet.

New links added to our sites are:

  • Cool facts. Some little known cools facts about cricket and its players, which include: Krish Srikkanth added an extra “k” to his last name so that it becomes 9 letters. Why..? Read the Cool facts.
  • Cricket explained (for Novices)
  • Cricket explained (an American view point)
  • Fielding positions. Recommended for those who are not familiar with the fielding positions in a cricket field. Excellent graphic explanation.


I.E.C.C Schedule

Our schedule for the rest of the season has been updated on the site. Please visit and follow the link “Schedule” on the revolving links. If you are a playing member, please mark your calendar for the dates.

 A victim of Indian performance at Sharjah

NEW DELHI, Oct 30 (AFP) – India’s humiliating 245-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the final of the Sharjah tri-series proved too much for one fan, who promptly died of a heart attack, the Indian Express reported Monday. Jiya Ram, 65, collapsed in front of the television at his New Delhi home on Sunday after watching India slump to 54 all out and suffer the biggest margin of defeat in a one-day international.

Ram’s wife called the emergency services and he was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, the newspaper said.

Editor’s note: Does anyone disagree with the fact that the Indian match fixers should be tried for unintentional murder as many such people have died in the past watching the so called “close matches” ?


That’s all in this edition. Hope you enjoyed reading it.