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There’s Cricket Coming Out Of My Nose

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So a bizarre tour ends in the strangest way possible: England win the one-day series. A long winter of discontent is over and the players can take a rest. I think we all need one. And Kevin Pietersen can let his tether go a little slack for a short while. A very short while.

Because we are only a tiny way through an increasingly acromegalous calendar for KP and his colleagues. It begins in South Africa as the curtain goes up on the IPL extravaganza, followed by a reunion in May with the West Indians, and then the World Twenty20 Championship and then of course the small trifle of an Ashes summer. It’s a sustained period of cricket that is almost as long as that last sentence.

Of course it’s all a tantalising prospect for the hardened cricket fan – with the added bonus that the Setanta subscription will start paying for itself again. I’m a big follower of the Chennai Super Kings (if only because it is the only cricket team I can think of that is named after a cigarette).

I just worry that come the 20th September and the last of seven one-day internationals against the Australians, I will be found rocking in the corner of my sitting room, dribbling and speaking in tongues. You can certainly play too much cricket, but can you watch too much?

My tickets are already bought for the New Year’s Test in Cape Town next winter. We’ll certainly know then if my eyes were too big for an already distended belly. I’m guessing not.

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Written by harrisharrison

April 5, 2009 at 8:07 pm

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