Thursday, September 20, 2007

Adios,The gentleman's game

Cricket used to be a leisurely game for the gentlemen of England.They used to say "well played sir" even if he clobbered the opponents. Nowadays the fielders are likely to comment something not fit to be broadcasted.
Five day match was supplanted by 60 overs per side match then by 50 overs per side match. It is interesting to note that the two counties England and south Africa who played the longest test during the "timeless era" are hosting the first two edition of the three hours format short enough to capture the eyeballs of soccer,football,basketball fans.
Now the time has come to keep the tickets of the test match as a treasure for future generation.