This morning, Nick and I are changing our routine to accommodate events that are occurring three or four thousand miles away. One of our favourite cricket teams, Sri Lanka, is playing England, and with the magic of the internet and some broadcasting companies, we’re going to be able to watch. Because of the time zone differences, last night we carefully mapped out who does what when, so that I still get to work on time but that I can see … Read the rest
So the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team I was supporting, lost to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the very last over. It’s very uncomfortable, painful even, when you are an onlooker and unable to participate, either by physical effort or verbal coaching.
I thought Nick was getting more and more depressed and angry with on-field tactics. He complained loudly when Shikhar Dhawan chose to bowl Darren Sammy instead of Irfan Pathan. He fumed at Dale Steyn who seemed to have … Read the rest
Trying to keep up with the Pepsi IPL cricket tournament is a heavy responsibility for a fan!
There’s at least one game every day and often two. For us here in Canada, the games are broadcast in the mornings. It’s easier for Nick to keep up as he’s home all day, but if it’s a work day for me, I could see one game on the two-game days, but only if I give up some sleep and some studio time. … Read the rest
The IPL cricket tournament has started and I watched part of the first game between KKR and Mumbai Indians last night from Willow’s archive. Nick had watched the whole game live earlier, but I was at work. It was fun to see familiar players in new colours, to hear familiar commentators joking and to feel part of this annual spring (for us at least) event. We have our shakers, and cheer loudly when our favourites score boundaries or get wickets. … Read the rest