Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Cricket Wall

No, this is not a post about Rahul “The Wall” Dravid. Nor does it have anything do with stonewalling, that extinct (well, almost) strategy in test cricket.

The reference here is to Star Cricket, the new exclusive cricket channel from the espnstar stable. Ever since this channel has been launched, it has ended up serving as the wallpaper of my television when there is no other programming that any one else in the house wants to watch. So what if it is one of the meaningless Pro40 matches between Glamorgan and Derbyshire, filled with players you don’t recognize and scores that are dull and ordinary? So what if they keep showing the India tour of South Africa day in and day out? It’s cricket, after all.

If you not cricket-crazy, you may argue that this glut might make you lose interest in cricket, but then you are not cricket-crazy, are you?

For me, this is working out well. If there is nothing else to watch when I’m having dinner (or when I am confined to the house nursing a fever, like I was yesterday), pass me the Pro40. Did Glamorgan win? Or was it Derbyshire? Or may be the game was between Surrey and Essex? Does it matter?

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