Quotes about Eric Liddell whilst imprisoned at invading Japanese internment camp where he died aged 43 in 1941. “Often in an evening I would see him bent over a chessboard or a model boat, or directing some sort of square dance – absorbed, weary and interested, pouring all of himself into this effort to capture theContinue reading “On Eric Liddell”
“Go back to the very start,” he said, “and you have to ask the question, is it cricket that acts as a catalyst for mental illnesses or is it the people who are drawn to it?” – Iain O’ Brien as quoted in Ed Cowan’s insightful piece on depression in cricket.
Test cricket is not a three-hour Bollywood epic, or an ’80s-style four-hour Springsteen concert, or even a day at the beach. Test cricket junkies are more than just quantifiable “consumers” of cricket; they are emotional participants in an unscripted drama that becomes days of their lives. – Sharda Ugra “The Sport That Makes Clocks Melt”
The title, Fire in Babylon, promised much. But do you really think that Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards (KNH, OBE) and Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge (MBE) were in any way pioneering post-colonial heroes? …batsmen before them had been the best in the world in their time. But those players played before the Age of Television, beforeContinue reading “Date queries ‘Fire in Babylon’”
. “You might not like it, but it is the way of business. And if business has imposed its values on IPL, that’s only because it was invited, even entreated, to do so, in order that the maximum sums be extracted from the sale of franchises. Face it: the money changers aren’t in the temple,Continue reading “Gideon Haigh on IPL & T20”
“No point saying it will be a normal match,” Yuvraj said. “You all expect us to win, the whole country expects us to win. We are doing the best we can and leaving the rest to God.” Pakistan vs. India for a spot in the World Cup Final…and everyone starts getting a little religious!