The last international cricket match that I've witnessed is the fifth one day international between South Africa and England and after that its all been politics in cricket boards regarding which cricketing nation is really safe to play and bla bla bla.Alas!The ICC Champions Trophy had to be eventually postponed to October 2009.And until then...?
The tour that a cricket fan like me is looking forward is the home tour involving Australia.But,with most of the top players in the Australian side (viz Adam Gilchrist,Shane Warne,Glenn McGrath,Brad Hogg) calling it a day,some of them missing the tour owing to injuries (not sure about the names) and finally someone like Andrew Symonds who has made a fool of himself by opting to fish rather than attend the meeting with the board officials and end up losing his spot,it looks like this tour will be a disappointing one even though the chances of India regaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy is looking like a certainity.
As an Indian fan,Ah!Awesome.But,as a cricket fan..?Thumbs down.After the Ashes 2005,this would be the one to watch out for Aussie haters.And ifffff..India lose their plot even then,I wish they go home and have a clean shave on their heads.On the other part of cricketing world,there is the series between Bangladesh and New Zealand.Well McCullum..its your day...ha ha ha..Another 28 ball 80* hah?
All sports channels and Star Cricket in particular telecast either past cricket matches,which would be a treat for action lovers and a curse for colour expectations.A boring colourless ROI vs Delhi (currently) and some County championship.For the next international action,I'll have to wait until 9th of October to watch the first test between India and Australia or the first ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand.Thanks to the insecure situation in Pakistan that forced the ICC to postpone the mega event a year ahead.Thanks to the imbalance in Australian team that has landed in India to return the B-G trophy.And finally a one sided series between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Atleast lets hope for some thrill in the next edition of the Indian Cricket Legue,for which,the BCCI has to make up its mind and compromise.Else,it would be colourless cricket here and there.