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Not Seeing Much, If Any, Sri Lanka v. Pakistan or New Zealand v. West Indies On TEN Cricket Right Now.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.tenlogo

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I am lucky and I am very grateful for it: I get to watch cricket on TEN Cricket, every night (that I am home), thanks to Skybox TV.

These days I preview the Live feed before I check Catch-Up.

Then yesterday, with Sri Lanka throwing away their Christmas ODI against Pakistan, it occurred to me that I had not seen any of the Sri Lanka v. Pakistan ODIs in TEN. I just checked the TEN schedule online. The emphasis, rightly, is on the South Africa v. India Test and I am sure going to watch that. I am still partial to Test cricket.

I will keep an eye on this. In theory TEN has contracts with SL, Pak, WI, SA etc. etc.

Click to access TEN schedule at 'TEN'.

Click to access TEN schedule at ‘TEN’.


Sri Lanka Have To Have Thrown Away Christmas Day 4th ODI Against Pakistan — In Protest Of Being Forced To Play On A Holiday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Pope+Benedict+XVI+Meets+Sri+Lankan+President+eruZcmjtrzpl

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Click to ENLARGE. Santa is NOT happy. From 'cricinfo.com'.

Click to ENLARGE. Santa is NOT happy. From ‘cricinfo.com’.

Even by Sri Lanka’s often erratic standards this was quite a thrashing.

8 wickets and 8.5 overs to spare. It wasn’t even close. They were not even in the same league.

Lost the series too.

Then it occurred to me … and, as ever, I am the first to admit it. I am slow on the uptake. Always have been.

The Sri Lankan players, used to having Christmas off, irrespective of whether they worship their balls or not
(or even worse try to French kiss their bats) as you can often see on TV, must have decided to throw the match
— call it a day early.

He puts the ball on the ground and worships it too. I gag each and every time!

He puts the ball on the ground and worships it too. I gag each and every time!

Nearly 9 overs short. That is like 45 minutes

Bravo to them. Well they showed that they have balls.

But, to be fair, it was probably done within the wider more
institutionalized framework of match fixing!

So that was a bonus for many.

Oh, dear … what has the world come to?

The Pakistani’s, who don’t celebrate Christmas, nonetheless got a wonderful Christmas present.
No wonder they are prancing around.

Click to access photos from 'cricinfo.com'

Click to access photos from ‘cricinfo.com’


Happy ‘Boxing Day’ 2013 — Celebrate. Live It Up.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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It is here. The day after Christmas — Boxing Day.

It is a major holiday for the British and much of the Commonwealth. A more jolly and festive British equivalent to the Friday after Thanksgiving; lots of sports and some shopping for those so inclined. Of course, it goes without saying, since it is a British holiday that a bit booze is consumed, here and there.

Hunting, fox hunting, used to be a big thing on Boxing Day. Still remember seeing a classic hunt, over the hills, in Owslebury, Hants (that is Hampshire) in 1974.


A Bit of Background …

From 'Time' magazine. Click to access.

From ‘Time’ magazine. Click to access.

From 'About.com'. Click to access.

From ‘About.com’. Click to access.


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And, of course, Test Cricket — invariably with England playing Australia.
[That is two separate countries, not two cities in South Africa.]


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