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Started by Bleu11 on Apr 12, 2011 1:34:17 AM

Second innings.

Bleu11 - 13 Apr 2011 03:43:30 (#1 of 1313)

Tamim Iqbal proclaims that World Cup was bigger than Eid. No news about fatwas yet.

Zymurgy1 - 16 Apr 2011 03:25:46 (#2 of 1313)

John Buchanan has joined New Zealand as director of cricket

Bleu11 - 16 Apr 2011 03:34:03 (#3 of 1313)

That explains why Vettori was seen practicing right arm off spin in Bengaluru.

Bleu11 - 20 Apr 2011 20:07:25 (#4 of 1313)

I missed this during The Exodus but Stephen Davies became the first active professional cricketer to 'come out' in Feb.

In other news, I didn't realize Tendulkar writes left handed!

StripeyCat - 28 Apr 2011 17:17:39 (#5 of 1313)

Samuel Beckett's novella First Love is the subject of this song by Emmy The Great:

pigbagging - 28 Apr 2011 17:18:03 (#6 of 1313)

I love Emmy The Great I do

Bleu11 - 28 Apr 2011 19:25:51 (#7 of 1313)

Stop hijacking Cricket threads or Allah will punish you!

Bleu11 - 28 Apr 2011 19:30:49 (#8 of 1313)

Two interesting items:

There is a new documentary about the great West Indian team called Fire in Babylon:

The URL says it all:

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StripeyCat - 28 Apr 2011 22:29:13 (#10 of 1313)

Stop hijacking Cricket threads

You don't think Samuel Beckett is relevant to this thread?

Hamilcar - 02 May 2011 00:52:44 (#11 of 1313)

Where's the slagging then?

Hamilcar - 02 May 2011 00:58:27 (#12 of 1313)

It looks like the thread has been unhidden anyways.

Bleu11 - 02 May 2011 03:55:23 (#13 of 1313)

How works in mysterious ways. I would stay away from big tanks containing flammable substance if I were you.

Is Samuel Beckett still the only first class cricketer to win a Nobel prize?

Zymurgy1 - 05 May 2011 01:08:48 (#14 of 1313)

End of Tests begins ...

next SA v Aust test series limited to two matches due to time constraints

Bleu11 - 05 May 2011 16:41:20 (#15 of 1313)

There is a Cricket folder now. Please start new threads there.

Zymurgy1 - 13 May 2011 03:43:34 (#16 of 1313)

McDermott named Australia's bowling coach. Not sure he's done much in cricket over the last 20 years

dmlc133 - 13 May 2011 09:13:43 (#17 of 1313)

Still, not a bad shout considering Gooch is England batting coach!

Zymurgy1 - 20 May 2011 00:56:05 (#18 of 1313)

Martin Crowe looking to make a comeback ...

dru2107 - 10 Jun 2011 09:00:13 (#19 of 1313)

Schadenfreude corner, from an England point of view:

"Katich said he and his manager Robert Joske had seriously considered legal action, via unfair dismissal laws, before reasoning that it would be better to air his grievances rather than drag them through the courts."

The implications of invoking unfair dismissal laws every time a professional sports player is dropped from a team are, er, interesting.

Bleu11 - 12 Jun 2011 23:14:32 (#20 of 1313)

More on it...

Simon Katich's contentious removal from the 25-man list of Cricket Australia contracts has moved the federal defence minister, Stephen Smith, to make his own unbridled attack on the national selectors.

Unlike on the subcontinent where the crossover between the sporting and legislative realms is frequent and often fevered, Australian cricket and politics seldom collide.

"Well historically of course there have been a series of atrocities committed by the Australian Cricket Board or Cricket Australia or the Australian selectors against Western Australian cricketers but this one is extraordinary. This one is very high at the top of the list," Smith said.

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