Monthly Archives: June 2013

Cricket on the Telly

Just a short while ago, it was nearly impossible to watch cricket live and legally in the United States. We were forced to watch dodgy pirated streams, or highlights on YouTube, or follow the ball by ball on Cricinfo. Oh … Continue reading

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Cricket eh?

Yesterday, during the Champions Trophy final, I received this tweet: @limitedovers In fairness, within cricket circles the sport is already 42% laughingstock. — Burton DeWitt (@bsd987) June 23, 2013 I am taking him out of context, as were discussing ESPN’s … Continue reading

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A Good Day for Cricket?

On Thursday night, I watched Game 7 of the NBA Finals – well, I watched the second half anyway – and this morning I am watching the Final of the ICC Champions Trophy. I am not going to compare and … Continue reading

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America, Infinity, and British Baseball Announcers

America I love America. And not in the ultra-nationalist, “AMERICA FUCK YEAH” sense – but in the “grand experiment”, utopian sense. When I bike by a park in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis on a summer’s evening, and it is … Continue reading

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Cricinfo’s Minnesota Roots

Short post tonight, but if you have not done so already, be sure to listen to (or read) The Cricket Couch‘s fascinating interview with Rohan Chandran, one of the founding members of Cricinfo. I found the interview especially interesting because … Continue reading

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Cricinfo

Cricinfo is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. It is truly remarkable, considering the state of the Internet in 1993 compared to the state of the Internet in 2013, that the site has not only endured, but thrived. Sambit Bal wrote … Continue reading

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America and Cricket

Most of you have probably seen the latest “article” from BuzzFeed: Why The USA Needs To Give In And Embrace Cricket. A synopsis of their reasons: 1. The games aren’t as long as most think 2. The players don’t always … Continue reading

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