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IPL threes: Presenting the NSR Half Measures

Submitted by rickeyre on March 13, 2010 - 8:32pm

With all the unsubtlety of the smashing of sixes and fours in the third Indian Premier League, I am curious to see how many batsmen plays shots that are worth three runs in this year's series. The all-run three must surely be the antithesis of the Crash! Bang! Wallop! philosophy, and in my opinion far more entertaining.

I started keeping track in last year's IPL, but - as you will probably understand - got bored. Let's see if I can make the distance this time.

We return you to your irregularly scheduled chaos

Submitted by rickeyre on February 27, 2010 - 8:11pm

November 19, 2009 - the long, complex, logistical exercise was at a climax. It was the day that The England and Wales Cricket Board released its full domestic program for the 2010 season. Eighteen counties, visiting teams from seven nations. Five months packed with three domestic competitions plus 80 days of international cricket.


Methinks the commish doth tweet too much

Submitted by rickeyre on February 24, 2010 - 10:47pm

There is much I dislike about IPL Commissioner Lalit Kumar Modi, but one cannot doubt his eagerness to connect with his public via his chosen medium of Twitter. I personally appreciate the fact that he took the time to engage in conversation with me on Twitter last October over an op-ed piece of his that was published in the Times of India.

Twitted assistor, Part Five: We're not gonna take it any more

Submitted by rickeyre on February 2, 2010 - 1:01pm

For a variety of reasons I didn't do a normal cricket blog after Boxing Day 2009. I continued to pass comment on Twitter over the past month, however, and over the past few days I have been summarising, with annotations, my cricket-related tweets between December 27 and the present. Some tweets have been omitted for reasons of clarity or sanity, none have been internally edited.

Ponting’s T20 workload increases after T20 retirement

Submitted by rickeyre on September 8, 2009 - 5:00pm

(Update: See the first comment for a Postscript to this article.)

Ricky Ponting will play more Twenty20 cricket in 2010 than in 2009 despite his announcement on Monday of his retirement from the three-hour version of the game at international level.



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