Friday, June 16, 2006

Contracting Game

Cricketers, it seems, believe whole-heartedly in the "less is more" maxim. The latest development is the Twenty20 World Championship to be held in South Africa next year.

In the matter of a century or so we've gone from long boring Test matches which stretched over days to 60 over games to 50 over games to now 20 over world championships. Where are we headed? Ten over games? One over? Maybe just the toss, I feel.

Captain 1: Heads or tails?
Captain 2: Tails.

Captain 1 flips the coin. It lands heads up.

Captain 1: Ooh! We win. That was a really close game there. Which team's next?
Captain 2: Damn! Maybe if we had played two spinners.

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