The FIFA World Cup kicks off in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in a few days time. It will be the biggest sporting event in the world this year, with more than 1.6 million tickets already sold. Fans will be travelling from 32 different countries to the tournament. This would make them a very tempting target for cyber criminals.
On the hottest day of the year so far, the inaugural T20 cricket match between BAM and Transputec at the Cavendish Cricket Ground took place. It had been a much anticipated game, in which many thought Transputec were going to be totally outclassed (mainly at Transputec) but in fact the match was a rather close run affair with only the faded light preventing an exciting climax to the match.
Some sharp catching by BAM prevented Transputec getting a really large total but they still had a challenging but gettable total to chase. At around half past nine after eighteen overs had been bowled of the BAM innings, it was agreed to abandon the match. The near half century of wides bowled during the Transputec innings, equating to an extra eight overs was the key reason for this but it was still a pity that the match could not be finished. It certainly became the darkest conditions (without floodlights) that a game had been played in for anyone involved.