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Other Sports - Cricket

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by rawalabhay, Feb 25, 2011.

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    I know we have fans from all over the world on here and there is the Cricket World Cup going on right now. Anybody else interested in the game?

    I am from Indian and hence grew up playing the game, but I know Canada in in this years world cup!
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    I've spent some time in South Africa over the years, and have been forced to watch some cricket on TV when rugby isn't on. It's a terribly slow game, but I admit I know none of the intricacies. I love the game of baseball, and the more leisurely pace of the game. I'd probably enjoy cricket more if I understood it better.
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    I love cricket and am an avid fan of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

    I will be watching some of the World Cup games, although I prefer the longer formats of the game ...... 4 day County Championship games and 5 Day Test matches.

    Obviously I'll be supporting England featuring that great Lancastrian bowler Jimmy Anderson, but I hope the other Lancashire players such as Faf Du Plessis (South Africa) do well.
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    Jimmy Anderson is a good bowler, but I don't think he will be able to do much on the sub continent pitches that don't help swing! I am obviously supporting India and got the pay-per-view package from Dish Network.

    Call me crazy but I am up at 3:00 AM to watch India play! :happy0005:
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    You're crazy! :icon_biggrin::haha::-P

    But you say Canada is in this World Cup? really now...

    I assume we have no chance, but still... GO CANADA GO!
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    Yhea Canada has no chance, they probably will loose all their games!
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    I have watched it but don't understand it. I do watch Rugby when it's on.
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    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    In Hong Kong, it's clicket!
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    I am a cricket fan :)

    Loved cricket since a young age. I represented my school and my local team in Liverpool in my teen years. I was even captain for both sides. I tried playing a few years ago, but I'm not as good as I once was :(

    Saw Lancashire play a couple of times, never seen England play though. I'd like to, I'm sure I will one day
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    Never has a sport fit so well with it's name...
    [​IMG]

    No, in all honesty, I loved playing a game similar to cricket when I was kid, called "Tacobol"
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xe6FcdDg8A&feature=related]YouTube - Jogo de taco[/ame]
    , but I can't stand watching it, the same way I don't like baseball. But to each their own.
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    I like cricket as much as I like baseball. ;) But its not my first choice usually.
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    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    Here is trivia for ya:

    Which two countries played in the first international cricket competition?
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    USA vs. Canada in the mid-1800s. Canada won.

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