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Welcome to TIME's World Cup 1999 online special. From May 14 to June 20, 12 of the world's cricketing nations will battle it out for the One Day International (ODI) crown in this grand sport's birthplace, England


T I M E   M A G A Z I N E
Days of Glory
England may host the World Cup, but the true heart of the game now beats in South Asia

Who's Who
A look at some of the game's top batsmen

World Cup Finals
The memorable matches which set the stage for World Cup 1999

At the Wicket
May 19: Aparisim Ghosh says so far, so predictable: South Africa and Pakistan remain his favorites

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R E L A T E D   N E W S   S I T E S
PA NewsCentre
View live ball-by-ball scores direct from the scorers' laptops

AFP Cricket Newswire [from CricInfo]
The latest World Cup news
The 1999 World Cup in England: Official homepage with stories, archived scores and links
Live scorecards: Includes the latest weather from Yahoo! and CNN
Points table: Track the standings

Sports news from CNN and Sports Illustrated
Genteel game gone: South Africa, Pakistan and Australia are the favorites

Rediff On The Net--World Cup 99
India's largest online news and entertainment service; includes live updates Cricket
India's brings you live, ball-by-ball coverage of all World Cup matches, complete with live averages, wagon wheels, partnership graphs, milestones, commentary and match reports

Cricket World Cup 1999
From India Today Group Online: a fine source for South Asia with live coverage, stats, columnists, including Kapil Dev, S. Venkataraghavan and Geoffrey Boycott

Cricket Unlimited
From The Guardian (UK) and Wisden

N A T I O N A L   A N D   O F F I C I A L   S I T E S
Cricket World Cup 1999
The official website from Lords of the 1999 Cricket World Cup; includes gems such as the lyrics to the official World Cup song

International Cricket Council
The governing body for international cricket

Massive database with detailed scores and other information on all international cricket, plus interactive events and player profiles
CricInfo (UK hub): As above; from the home of this year's World Cup

Self-proclaimed "Bible of Cricket"

Competing Nations' Standings and News:
New Zealand
South Africa
Sri Lanka
West Indies

A U D I O   B R O A D C A S T
Live World Cup Webcasts
The official link to Internet broadcasts (includes a schedule of broadcasts)

Live RA commentary on most matches

BBC World Service Radio Live
Direct link to RealAudio from; an invaluable source for news and updates

This edition's table of contents | TIME Asia home



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COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

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WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness

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