David Hopps is absolutely right.
In the past weeks of watching this World Cup, it is very clear that Cricket is undergoing a deep crisis - the game is in trouble. The commercialization and superstardom of the last decade has robbed it of the pure pleasures of the game. Is it the dour professionalism and dominance of the Aussies? Or the in-fighting of Cricket Boards in India and Pakistan? The thing about these young Bangladeshi is not just that they can play ... but that they are enjoying every single minute of being out there. That same glee is in the NewZealanders and in the Irish teams. It is curtains for many of the Pakistani, and perhaps Indian, players. Is there any hope for a rejuvenation there?
David Hopps is also dead? Must be a conspiracy. Mush was right...
Thx for the catch.
Someone's dead, though, and it doesn't bode well for the future of subcontinental cricket. Even I know that, and I'm a sumo fan.
JD: Sumo wrestler Marisa Yamane was fatally stabbed a couple of years ago, but that was not the ides of Japanese wrestling. So why should subcontinent cricket be any different? But what would I know, I'm only a kanchey fan.
[...] have been kids having fun and unlikely [...]
Umm... because it was a retired wrestler who was stabbed for reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with sumo, as opposed to an active coach who appears to have been killed for professional reasons. Don't get me wrong: Sumo's got its own serious problems.