Do we buy into the cricket world cup or not is an important question. To address this Team Initiative Media has done a comprehensive analysis of recent trends.
The analysis looks at recent trends and match schedules and attempts to offer a point of view.
All Analysis has been done on SEC AB, All Adults, 25 yrs+ in the top 8
Reading Between Lines & Overs Of The Recent ICC Tournament.
The reason to buy into is stronger given our team's performance in the recent past, be it in the Nat-West series in England or the ICC trophy in Sri Lanka, where our team did put up a brilliant show. But buying-in needs to be based on the viewing patterns that this performance is throwing up. In search for the answer, it would be a good starting point to look at the telecast performance of the recently concluded ICC tournament in Sri Lanka.
The tournament was aired both on Set Max (Satellite rights) & DD 1 (Terrestrial rights). 6 matches in the preliminary rounds were day matches and 6 were played under lights. The 2 semi-finals & the Finals (2) were also played under lights. All the matches featuring India were played under lights - interesting also to see if the day-night matches have affected viewing patterns during the prime-time fare of 1900 to 2300 hrs.