Tag Archives: Sri Lanka


The Don. The Babe. South Korea. What do all these have in common? According to the Guardian last year, plenty. Martin and I touch on the two 1930s Cricket-and-Baseball Summits in something of a coda to Right off the Bat—minus … Continue reading

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The Politics of Cricket Continue

It is one of the contentions of our book Right Off the Bat that cricket and baseball have long had similar histories of political interference—usually around race and ethnicity—and have both been the focal points of conflict and the means … Continue reading

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Fan Clubs, Eastern and Western

Right now, if you live in India or the West Indies, you can share the joy and passion of Cricket by joining TheCricFanClub. On their website, you can even relive the T20 World Cup 2010 or replay England versus Zimbabwe, … Continue reading

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The Great Cricket Heist

To some of our readers (you know who you are), cricket—no matter our protestations to the contrary—is a boring game. A snooze. A snorefest. Those who happened to catch the first four and a half days of the just-concluded first … Continue reading

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Right Off the Bat Podcast: 02

RIGHT OFF THE BAT PODCAST: 02  * * * Listen here * * * Martin: Hello again. My name is Martin Rowe, and this week we’re celebrating the 70th anniversary of a special event in baseball and doing a bit … Continue reading

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It’s India versus Sri Lanka

After two less-than-nailbiting semi-finals, two home favorites have made it through to the final. Sri Lanka brought New Zealand’s dream run to an end in the first semi-final with a quasi-clinical deconstruction of the Black Caps inadequate total of 217. … Continue reading


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England Crash Out

Until this morning, the England cricket team had provided the crowds at the World Cup cricket tournament with heart-stopping, nail-chewing, fingers-in-front-of-the-eyes entertainment for six matches in the row. All well and good, except the team lost almost as many games … Continue reading

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The World Cup So Far

So, we’re just over half way through the global one-day cricket shindig known as the World Cup, and there have been few surprises. The Associate Member nations—the second-tier cricketing teams that once every four years get to play with the … Continue reading

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Malinga the Marauder: The Bringer of Yorkers

What can one say about the Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, deliverer of torment to batsmen everywhere through his mastery of one of most deadly weapons in a bowler’s arsenal: the yorker? This is a ball that is speared right at … Continue reading

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