Thursday, 26 March 2009

Short tours

It looks like the Australian selectors have decided it is worth sending some T20 specialists along for two very short matches in the new home of twenty-over-cricket. I don't recall this happening much before - I guess it shows that the World Championship is coming up. I'm sure the relevant IPL teams would appreciate it as well, although who knows what's going to happen next in that department. The 80 overs and then the ODI series should be interesting, although I doubt that they'll live up to the Test series, even if the last Test was a bit of a disappointment from my own point of view.

In the meantime, while the weather wouldn't suggest it, it's time for another sport which fits well in a 3-hour window, even if the new sporting channel planning its whole open around the opening game of the season has decided it isn't important enough in this state...

5 comments:

David Barry said...

the new sporting channel planning its whole open around the opening game of the season has decided it isn't important enough in this state...

Between television schedules, flooding and tempo football, I've actually become more of a rugby league fan than an Aussie Rules fan these days.

Jonathan said...

I feel sorry for you...

I thought it was the normal prime time shows pushing football into the background, but now we see that it's swimming and nascar as well.

scorpicity said...

Will Pim Verbeek be around keeping an eye on the proceedings?

Jonathan said...

Scorpi, that's not till Wednesday... but since I managed to hold out against calling the diving game "football" during 4.5 long years in London, I'm not going to give in now!

scorpicity said...

Ah ok... a total purist eh? Nice.