Any gathering of people gives the opportunity for evangelism. So why not the Cricket World Cup? (Christianity Today). After all, it is the 3rd biggest sporting event in the world (after the football world-cup and the Olympic games).
The Caribbean Baptist Fellowship (CBF), one of the six regional bodies of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), has said that it views the Cricket World Cup as an opportunity for evangelism and ministry.
CBF is also setting up prayer tents that allow volunteers to minister one-on-one to the thousands visiting the area.
I have been enjoying the Cricket that is taking place in recent weeks (or is it months now?), even if it has only been via cricinfo, Radio 4 LW and late TV highlights. Of course watching England is somewhat painful, but they will probably be put out of their misery soon, and we can go to hope at least some of the teams run Australia close.