With less than a week remaining for the Cricket World Cup to start, cricket fans in twin cities are gearing up for a cricketing bonanza of sorts.

The cricket calendar of the average cricket fan in twin cities will be hectic in the coming three to four months because the Cricket World Cup will be closely followed by Indian Premier League. No world cup matches in Hyderabad has not deterred enthusiasts a bit. Several of them have made travelling plans to Bangalore, Mumbai and other cities to witness the once-in-four years cricketing event.

Traditional hang outs like restaurants, bars and pubs have already started coming up with plans to cash-in on the cricket mania.

M. SAI GOPAL