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Cricket for Americans: 21 Feb. 2019: Gayle reconsidered

Scoring in cricket is one of the simpler rules to understand. You get a run every time one of the two batsmen runs from their end to the other without the fielding team returning the ball. In this way you … Continue reading

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Cricket for Americans: 20 Feb. 2019: Gayle force winds

Chris Gayle is back! One of the greatest batsman of the T20 era has started his ODI retirement tour in the first ODI between The West Indies and England down in Bridgetown. And he did it with style, scoring a … Continue reading

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Cricket for Americans: 19 Feb. 2019: And the guns fell silent

Via Wikipedia (emphasis mine): On 14 February 2019, a convoy of 78 vehicles transporting more than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from Jammu to Srinagar was traveling on National Highway 44. The convoy had left Jammu around 3:30 … Continue reading

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Cricket for Americans: 12 Feb. 2019: Rooty

Joe Root is the captain of England, and has been since February of 2017. He’s also one of the top five best batsman in the world right now. He’s not a towering presence at only six foot tall, and he’s … Continue reading

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Cricket for Americans: 11 Feb. 2019: Concussed

In an interview with ESPN, Bob Costas — a long time broadcaster for NBC Sports — we learn that he was forced out of his job because he spoke out against the NFL and their lack of action to better … Continue reading

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Cricket for Americans: 10 Feb. 2019: We miss it ever summer

Today, the Melbourne Cricket Ground posted this on Instagram: View this post on Instagram And that’s stumps for another Summer of Cricket at the ‘G 🏏 #cricket A post shared by Melbourne Cricket Ground (@mcg) on Feb 9, 2019 at … Continue reading

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Cricket for Americans: 9 Feb. 2019: Eve of Destruction

The first big bang domestic T20 league to pop-up was the Indian Premier League, which was founded — in rather shambalic circumstances — in 2007, with its first season in 2008. It attracted the best players in the world — … Continue reading

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