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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.

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Sachin Tendulkar 200

Submitted by rickeyre on February 25, 2010 - 11:52am

Back on May 21, 1997, I was logged into that great 20th century social medium, IRC, when Saeed Anwar smashed 194 against India to break Viv Richards' thirteen year-old record for the highest score in a One-Day International. The big question that was being asked by the Indian fans, who made up the vast majority of IRC participants following the game that night: How soon until Sachin Tendulkar claimed the world record and became the first to break the 200 barrier?

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.

Afghanistan joins the big time

Submitted by rickeyre on February 16, 2010 - 1:33pm

Afghanistan defeated Ireland at the Dubai International Sports Centre on Saturday night to win the final of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifying Series. Both have earned a place in the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies in a couple of months time, but it's the Afghan rise to the big time that has gathered all the attention.

Afghanistan beats USA. Send in the ICC.

Submitted by rickeyre on February 12, 2010 - 10:10pm

"QUESTION: ... This is about sports. Afghanistan cricket team defeated American U.S. cricket team in Dubai in the Twenty/20 match. Cricket is not very popular here, but it is very popular in Afghanistan. Any comments on that? People are very happy in Afghanistan about this, defeating a U.S. team in cricket.

MR. CROWLEY: Well, I am not familiar with the result. But certainly we always are good sports, and congratulate the victors."

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.

Twitter-assisted cricket catch-up, Part Four: The Knobgate Years

Submitted by rickeyre on January 31, 2010 - 10:30pm

January 15, 2010:

Pakistani #cricket is going nowhere until the pollies butt out. RT @Cricket365 Pakistan parliament want Alam fired http://bit.ly/81gjw8 10:51 AM Jan 15th

#cricket Congrats to the Northern Territory who won their first Australian Country title yesterday http://tinyurl.com/ybfnfrq 11:04 AM Jan 15th

Twitter-assisted cricket catch-up, Part Three

Submitted by rickeyre on January 31, 2010 - 9:17pm

Part Three of a Twitter-enabled summary of my observations of the cricketing world since Boxing Day 2009. (See also Part One and Part Two.)

January 10, 2010:

Never thought I'd say this, but I miss the #cricket one-day tri-series. 2:56 PM Jan 10th

Dangerous thoughts on a bored Sunday afternoon between Tests with the only televised cricket reserved to an evening hit-and-giggle on pay TV.

The cricket catch-up thanks to Twitter, Part Two

Submitted by rickeyre on January 30, 2010 - 12:16pm

Part two of my annotated log of cricketing thoughts as tweeted over the summer holiday period. Some tweets have been deleted for reasons of clarity and sanity.

January 2, 2010:

#cricket I probably won't get around to blogging it, but my cricketer of the 2000s is Muttiah Muralitharan. Runner-up: Adam Gilchrist. 10:13 AM Jan 2nd

#cricket I find it hard to get used to the Sydney Test starting on January 3, not January 2 12:24 PM Jan 2nd

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