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ICC T20 World Cup 2012

Great news to cricket fans out there - the T20 ICC World CUP 2012 is soon to be held in Sri Lanka!

The International Cricket Council (ICC) maintains its project named the Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) which is a planned effort to showcase cricket in the future. Under this patronage, the T20 World Cup for the year 2012 would be held in Sri Lanka. This would be the 4th T20 tournament and will be the first held in an Asian Country; the last three being held in South Africa, England and the West Indies respectively. The English team would be present to defend its title and much expected excitement brews as the event draws near.

The date of commencement of this spectacular event is scheduled to begin on the 18th of September 2012 and the first T20 match would be played between the Sri Lankan and Zimbabwe teams at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota; being a new field open to many opportunities for players to set benchmarks.

Apart from the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota, the other venues would be Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

The legendary R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo would be the venue to host the finals of the T20 world cup. Renowned as one of the marvelous cricketing venues of the modern age, it has hosted many a cricket match that has been etched in the minds of everyone involved. The grounds were also used during the Cricket World Cup 1996 and 2011, thereby showcasing its magnificence in choice of venue for such a prestigious event!

You could find many restaurants in Sri Lanka that serve Halal Food. Masaajid can be found in all the areas where the matches would be played. The Dharma Kabheer Jumma Masjid in Hambantota, several Masaajid in Kandy and Colombo.

 

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Bolivia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: La Paz

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Santa Cruz de la Sierra

GEOGRAPHY

Bolivia is landlocked country situated in South America. With a total area of 1,098,580 square kilometres, Bolivia shares borders with Brazil, Paraguay, Argentin, Chile and Peru.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 10.9 Million. Muslims account for about 0.1% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate of Bolivia vareis from region. Summers are generally warm while winters are very cold in the west, and it snows around the mountain ranges.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish, Quechua and Aymara are the three official languages. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT -4hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 4 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM


HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: August 6th
May Day: May 1st
All Saints Day: November 1st
Christmas: December 25th
New Year's Day: January 1st

CURRENCY

Bolivian Boliviano

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 110
Medical: 118
Fire: 119

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