1. The first real game starts on Thursday - WI vs SA so far good teams are playing minnows.
2. All the group stage games do not matter as quarter finals is where it all gets decided. Who came up with that stupid idea of QF considering how bad it was in 1996? I am pretty sure that one or two best teams in group stage will be eliminated in QF. If India is one of those teams, then lot of people will blame the format.
Was it a financial disaster, with India and Pakistan getting thrown out? Yes. Serves them good for not being nimble on their feet.
What was so pitiful was how the two nations (or rather the fans) didn't care as much about the defeats of their teams as much as how they were relieved that their foes also got knocked out. It seems there's more joy in the enemy's defeat than sadness at your team's loss. That's the worst kind of negative attitude you can have.