Advocates court cricket

Updated: 18 October 2007 08:24 IST

The advocates of the Bombay High Court are gearing up the first-ever Twenty20 Cricket World Cup for lawyers.

Advocates court cricket

Mumbai:

The advocates of the Bombay High Court are gearing up the first-ever Twenty20 Cricket World Cup for lawyers.

Titled as 'Cricket for Friendship' the championship can only be played by lawyers world over.

Blurring boundaries, this December, legal eagles from eight countries - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, England and Kenya - will participate in the tourney hosted in Hyderabad.

Cheering from the stands will be the Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan, who will inaugurate the competition along with the BCCI President Sharad Pawar.

ICC President Ray Mali, a lawyer himself will fly down to do the honours for the finals on January 7, 2008.

Deepak Thakare, the captain of the Bombay High Court team was quite optimistic about India's chances.

NDTV: Will you be able to handle the Pakistani bouncers?
Deepak Thakare: If they throw down bouncers, we will hook them for a six.

NDTV: What about sledging from the Aussies?
Deepak Thakare: What we do in the courts is some form of sledging, so that will not be a problem!

NDTV: What are you better at? Batting or bowling?
Deepak Thakare: Batting!

NDTV: Will the Lankan Lions roar?
Deepak Thakare: Lankans are a good team and they can be the dark horses.

NDTV: An India Pakistan final?
Deepak Thakare: That will be superb, we really hope so.

However, for these lawyers, certain cricketing terms will be all too familiar.

But before the tournament, High Court teams from 16 states will slug it out at Indore to decide which of the men in black can become the men in blue!

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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