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ICC wrong to give up on underdogs

Cricket's governing body should emulate Big Dance and embrace its Cinderellas

Updated: September 27, 2012, 12:58 AM ET
By Peter Della Penna | For ESPN.com

A tepid first week of games wrapped up Tuesday at the ICC World Twenty20. Crowds in Sri Lanka were poor and the action on the field was mostly underwhelming, but well before Pakistan finished an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the last game of group play, debate was reignited in the media as to the worthiness of cricket's second-tier teams being welcomed to participate in a major International Cricket Council tournament.

The chalk came through in the group stage as cricket's ...

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