3 July 2012

India v Sri Lanka...once again

Since 1979 India have competed with Sri Lanka in a 140 ODIs. Apart from the famous semi-final of the 1996 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup Final, I cannot remember any of the other 138 games. I am sure I am not alone in this regard.

Since 2005, India have played Sri Lanka 60 times! 60! In 7 1/2 years that gives an average of 8 matches a year. In 2008 and 2009 the teams met 12 times each year!

Thus it makes perfect sense that the respective cricket boards have now arranged a further 5 fixtures between the teams this July. Another meaningless event!

The ICC, for once, needs to show some kind of authority here, so maybe one day the cricket world will respect them.

Marvan Attapatu's comment "a bunch of muppets run by a set of jokers" springs to mind. However, I am more tempted to say "retards who just want money, and could not care less about the game".

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Chris White said...

Nice post and I agree wholeheartedly, but who let Rajiv loose on Cricket Burble? Anyone for a spread bet on the number of India related posts in year one...?


Ed said...

I'm not sure if it's the boards you're calling retards or the ICC Raj?

Chris - what have I done? 'Twas I. I'm sure Rajiv will keep the posts top quality and readers will realise that his opinions are his own and in no way does Cricket Burble necessarily agree!

Andrew said...

It's the dream match that fans of Rajiv and Cricket Burble have been waiting years for.

Chris White said...

Rajiv has fans?

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