Four weeks ago, I described my frustrating effort to buy tickets for the cricket world cup final. I was among half a million people who tried to access the site at the moment the tickets went on sale. Hardly surprising that it crashed. More surprising that the organisers didn't predict it would happen.
Belatedly, they put a fair system in play, based on a ballot. My name came up in the lottery, which means I have two very expensive passes to the final. But that's only stage 1 of the lottery. Frankly, although I'd love to see a game between, say, Australia and South Africa, I'd only find it worthwhile shelling out 35 grand for two passes if India are in the contest, which is only a 25% chance right now. I haven't checked the returns policy on Kyazoonga; the website might be crashed by punters seeking refunds the moment India are eliminated, if that dreadful event does come to pass.