kottke.org posts about cricket

What cricket looks like to AmericansJul 25 2012

You may remember a small chunk of this video from its brief appearance in Get Him to the Greek...happy to find the whole thing.

Why you should care about cricketApr 06 2011

Knowing nothing about cricket, ESPN.com writer Wright Thompson heads for India to watch the 2011 Cricket World Cup and discovers he's a fan but that India's relationship with the sport is changing.

"The aggression, the brashness," says Bhattacharya, the cricket writer turned novelist. "It's now something which Indians see that this is what we have to do to assert our place in the world. We've been f---ed over for thousands of years. Everyone has conquered us. Now we're finding our voice. We're the fastest-growing economy in the world. We are going to buy your companies. Our cricket team is like going to f---ing abuse you back, and we're going to win and we're going to shout in your face after we win. People love that."

See also How To Explain the Rules of Cricket.

After a couple of surprising losses inMar 26 2007

After a couple of surprising losses in the Cricket World Cup, the coach of the perennially mighty Pakistani national team turned up dead. It's feared he was murdered.

The rules of cricket explained so thatAug 04 2006

The rules of cricket explained so that even an American can understand them. Another take by Kevin Guilfoile, this one with pies.

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