Browsing All posts tagged under »Imran Tahir«

‘Excessive Turn’ and Other Punchlines

July 24, 2011 by

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It’s very easy to cry conspiracy when decisions made by a governing body go against the team you support. Despite it being more often than not wide of the mark, in Hampshire’s case it could be claimed that the 8 point deduction for a ‘poor’ (note the use of inverted commas) pitch imparted by the […]

Test Cricket Under Threat

January 7, 2011 by

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No. This is not another piece about crowds, kids’ attention-spans, Twenty20 etc etc etc. Test cricket’s existence has been precarious since 1877 and it’s still with us, so it’ll survive. This threat to Test cricket is related to all the familiar villains (and there’s plenty more where those mentioned above came from), but it’s not […]

A Day of Cricket to Regale Grandkids With

January 4, 2011 by

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Decades from now, when I am an insufferable old codger, I’ll occasionally grab my grandkids by the elbow (like Uncle Leo from Seinfeld) and ramble on about test cricket. Today’s 3rd day of play of the Capetown test between India and South Africa is bound to come up most of those times. For today was […]