Friday, 24 October 2008

Money + Cricket = Stanford

The Stanford series starts (finally) this weekend with a bang and a suitcase full of money. If anyone was in any doubt about cricket being slave to the dollar during IPL season, that can be firmly shut out of everyone's mind now that money is being thrown at cricketers in the West Indies for this series.

And Nightwatchgirl is not complaining. No, she actually quite likes watching the game. It's an alright spectator sport. Bit of hitting here, bit of throwing there and before you know it, you can buy a Rolex with extra gold and diamonds. Sheer joy. Cricketers have never had it so easy.

The first England game on Sunday sees them playing Middlesex. Obviously. Carbon footprints as big as Yeti's are stamped all over Antigua. Who cares about CO2 emissions when you can be watching and playing cricket in the warm, balmy weather of the West Indies?

Nightwatchgirl is doing the honourable thing and not flying out, but settling down on a comfy sofa and enjoying the game. That's almost as good...

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