The “West Indies”, The Only Totally Black International Cricket Team, Is Sponsored By A Company ‘BLK’!
Seeing this, without fail, cracks me up each and every time.
Come on. It really looks like they are taking the mickey out of the ‘West Indies‘ — and, alas, that is not too difficult to do.
Yes, as a extremely committed ‘West Indies‘ cricket fan of nearly 50-years, I know, well, that every black West Indian that plays for the team is PROUD to be Black. That is a given. And yes, of course, I also know that the team has included some ‘whites’ and a fair number of ‘browns’ over the years. However, the current International squad, wearing this whiteball kit, is all black. I just find it ironic.
BLK is Australian. I don’t recall seeing a black person on the Australian team, though they must have some talented black players. So, why didn’t BLK sponsor the Australian team. It would not have looked as incongruous.
Hotstar US has NO intentions whatsoever of honoring the $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer!
That they have a dedicated option (press 2) on their Voice Response System just for those calling about the Amazon Gift Card offer is a dead giveaway.
So, this is how their scam works.
They will claim that you subscribed using a PROMO CODE that did NOT include the Gift Card! As far as they are concerned matter closed.
So, you are screwed.
Very dishonest, disreputable company.
They are helping propagate the stereotype (à la Simpsons Appu) that Indians are dishonest. That is why I go out of my way to point out to folks that I am NOT Indian (that all 3 million of the Hindu gods (most of whom are also duplicitous in their own cute ways)).
From what I can see Hotstar US has NO US presence. I was going to file a claim with the ‘Better Business Bureau’. But, you can’t. They are NOT in the US. This was probably another reason that they opted for this scam. It is a STRAIGHT online scam.
Simply put they are nothing but thieving bastards. Stay away from them. Don’t let them scam YOU.
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And as I dreaded they folded and played dismally APART from Roston Chase’s 2nd innings century when the Test was already lost.
Yes, you can claim that they had won the series so they were off the boil. You hear that often in cricket. But, their performance was again at their pathetic best.
Yes, it is also true that Jason Holder, their motivating and of late ‘match-winning’ captain was precluded from playing. By the ICC for poor over rate delivery. That is frustrating. I think ICC has gone too far.
But, we are back to where we were …
The West Indies playing like a bunch of girls.
I don’t even want to get into Shannon Gabriel’s sledging. All so stupid and uncalled for. He will now miss a game or two or three. Crazy.
The huge 381-run victory, against England, in the 1st Test match, at Brisbane, was special. But, I have seen enough disappointments, of late, to have got to excited and get my hopes up.
And then this … even with the death of Alzarri Joesph’s Mother on the morning of the 3rd Day. They played just like they used to play. It was a pleasure and to see my ol’ buddy Viv, in the stands, standing and applauding, made my day.
Wow. Have we finally turned the page? About time, I may add. But, cricket is a funny ol’ game. We still have another match and I see that Captain Jason Holder will have to miss it because of poor over rate. Shame. Very frustrating.
So for the second Test in a row the players are wearing black armbands. This time for poor, 22-year old Alzarri Joesph’s mother who died ahead of the 3rd day of the 2nd Test between the West Indies and England. I do not know the details. I assume she must have been ill. But, Alzarri did not, from what I saw, show any signs of distress the day before. He bowled quite. I like him. He has potential. This will be a setback. It is a great testament to his character that he continued to play. Him dropping out would have been a bitter blow to the West Indies. I am very proud of him ad this will be remembered for years to come. I wish him well.
WOW! Talk about flaccid.
I have watched about 60% of the 53 Super Bowls and I am quite confident that this, by a long chalk, was the most boring. It was painful. At the end I just wanted one team to get a lead so that it would not go into overtime.
This was bad. It did the sport untold harm. Cricket never gets that boring. Jeez. Yes, it was snooze-gate.
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