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Professional Cricket in the USA

Post by bbattle » July 27th 2023, 4:40pm

Six teams, including the Seattle Orcas, comprise the latest attempt to have professional cricket in the United States.

Like the I.P.L., the American league plays T20, the most popular short form of cricket, in which each team has up to a hundred and twenty balls to score as many runs as possible, and which prioritizes aggressive batting and canny bowling. Test cricket, played between international teams wearing white uniforms over two innings and five days, is considered by many cricket lovers to be the highest form of the game—the classic movie to T20’s YouTube video—and English cricket fans are currently gripped by the test series with Australia. But, in some parts of the world, the long form of the game is ailing.

This year, Willow TV is covering most of the games, and CBS Sports Network is covering at least three; in the future, the league hopes to have a regular mainstream-TV partner.


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Post by bedlam » July 28th 2023, 12:58am

Awesome. T20 is lots of fun and the game has grown hugely over the last 5 years. Surprised to see it in the US though
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Post by 3Flushes » July 28th 2023, 5:41pm

I must admit the game is fun to watch not the least being the demonstrative machinations of the officials who bring their personalities and antics to bear in their administration of the contests. It adds a fun dimension to spectating like it used to be in baseball and the ABA/NBA, that is before Darell Garretson (NBA), who was so stiff and blasé on the court that he appeared to be a robot. Upon becoming the supervisor of officials, Garretson began disciplining NBA refs for what he termed flashy / overly emphatic mechanics. Baseball was soon to follow with the likes of Klem,* Luciano, Kaiser, McSherry, Harvey,* and sew Fourth mere relics in the heritage of baseball.
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Post by jason_recliner » July 28th 2023, 7:34pm

3Flushes wrote:
July 28th 2023, 5:41pm
I must admit the game is fun to watch not the least being the demonstrative machinations of the officials who bring their personalities and antics to bear in their administration of the contests. It adds a fun dimension to spectating like it used to be in baseball and the ABA/NBA, that is before Darell Garretson (NBA), who was so stiff and blasé on the court that he appeared to be a robot. Upon becoming the supervisor of officials, Garretson began disciplining NBA refs for what he termed flashy / overly emphatic mechanics. Baseball was soon to follow with the likes of Klem,* Luciano, Kaiser, McSherry, Harvey,* and sew Fourth mere relics in the heritage of baseball.
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Not to mention the regular and frequent breaks for tea and other light refreshments!
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Re: Professional Cricket in the USA

Post by smellody » July 28th 2023, 9:58pm

jason_recliner wrote:
July 28th 2023, 7:34pm
3Flushes wrote:
July 28th 2023, 5:41pm
I must admit the game is fun to watch not the least being the demonstrative machinations of the officials who bring their personalities and antics to bear in their administration of the contests. It adds a fun dimension to spectating like it used to be in baseball and the ABA/NBA, that is before Darell Garretson (NBA), who was so stiff and blasé on the court that he appeared to be a robot. Upon becoming the supervisor of officials, Garretson began disciplining NBA refs for what he termed flashy / overly emphatic mechanics. Baseball was soon to follow with the likes of Klem,* Luciano, Kaiser, McSherry, Harvey,* and sew Fourth mere relics in the heritage of baseball.
*HOF
Not to mention the regular and frequent breaks for tea and other light refreshments!
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