April 08, 2016

The Indian Premier League returns tomorrow, April 8th.: Like cherry blossoms in Japan every spring, the arrival of IPL is eagerly awaited by many. The colours are more garish, the scene anything but peaceful. Administrators are averse to halting the cricketing treadmill and so, this year, the IPL starts just six days after the World T20. The players might want rest, but they cannot afford to ask for time off because millions are at stake. And so IPL 9 begins on Saturday in Mumbai.

posted by NoMich to other at 08:22 PM - 5 comments

Nuts. The 9th. I meant tomorrow, April 9th. Administrator, please hope me!

posted by NoMich at 09:07 PM on April 08, 2016

There's no shame in aspiring to acquire special powers.

Or even just gain some administrative courtesies.

posted by beaverboard at 10:22 PM on April 08, 2016

With my adopted team, the Chennai Super Kings, not allowed to participate this year, I'm not sure how excited I'll be to watch it.

posted by grum@work at 04:49 PM on April 09, 2016

Well, you could root for one of the new temporary franchises. The Rising Pune Supergiants A) have an awesome name and 2) made short work of the defending champs, Mumbai Indians, today. Pretty damn nice line-up, too.

posted by NoMich at 07:09 PM on April 09, 2016

Rising Pune Supergiants

Equal parts gastrointestinal and astronomical. Like the Oort Cloud.

posted by yerfatma at 07:59 PM on April 11, 2016

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