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Film review: "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" (2017)

Submitted by rickeyre on May 31, 2017 - 1:42pm

At two hours and nineteen minutes plus intermission, "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" never drags, although it probably does not warrant a place on the top shelf of sporting documentaries. A love letter to be sure, but a well-crafted one.

Taking the game backwards - why The Big 3 must go

Submitted by rickeyre on March 17, 2017 - 3:38pm

Since the International Cricket Council's controversial revenue-sharing restructure in 2014, which essentially shared revenue back towards the three wealthiest members (India, England and Australia), international cricket competition has actually gone backwards on a global scale.

The Best on Ground for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series of 2017

Submitted by rickeyre on March 17, 2017 - 11:32am

Here is the spreadsheet for the standings in my daily Best on Ground points for the 2017 India versus Australia Test series. It follows in the tradition of the Midwinter-Midwinter, the Wessels-Kepler and the #GilesWallyN, and is based on a score of 3-2-1 to the best three players of each day's play in a Test match. (Hat tip to the channel 7 commentary team of the mid-1970s from whom I adapted the idea.)

The streaker has struck and we return to the cricket

Submitted by rickeyre on February 1, 2017 - 10:45pm

MIchael Angelow is often regarded as cricket's first streaker, but there was at least one earlier televised instance of an unclad pitch invasion. I know this because I was watching at the time. To my knowledge there is no other record of this incident anywhere on the internet.

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