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ICC World Cup Cricket Videos on YouTube Puts Google in a Fix

ICC Cricket World Cup Live VideosGoogle had some big plans for the ICC World Cup Cricket 2007. They launched a series of cricket gadgets that displayed the latest scores, match pictures and World Cup video clips from Youtube right on your desktop.

*For IPL Season 2, the organizers themselves have put an official channel on YouTube for uploading IPL Cricket Videos.

Unfortunately, Google's Cricket World Cup campaign may be in jeopardy now. YouTube has been ordered to remove all World Cup Cricket 2007 video clips. Fearing another lawsuit, Google has complied by deleting most of the cricket videos and replacing them with the standard message:
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by ICC Development (International) Limited and Global Cricket Corporation Pte Limited
That leaves the Google Cricket Videos gadget of little use since it only fetches the latest videos related to cricket matches from [Though at the time of writing, the widget was still showing clips from the latest match between Bermuda and Bangladesh]

Secondly, India is out of the tournament now and some people have gone to the extent of boycotting products endorsed by Indian cricket players. It is very much possible that the Blogger promotion bus may also receive a cold reception in India. Thing would have been very different if the men in blue had reached atleast the Super 8 stage.

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