At the cost of the tax payers money, a grand function was arranged to send our cricket team players for the World Cup. The function was attended by artists, singers, designers and the government functionaries. Generally these celebrations are held if the team wins the World Cup. Nowhere in the world such spending of millions is witnessed even before the tournament gets underway. Can anyone care to explain why our hard earned money was wasted on this useless exercise? Silence for sure will be the expected reply. DR. IRFAN ZAFAR, Islamabad, March 6.