Daily Archives: June 19, 2017

ICC Should Take Religion Out Of Cricket — Forthwith.

by Anura Guruge

Keep religion God out of cricket Anura Guruge
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Watch the start of this YouTube video — 0:39 second mark.

And you will see what I am getting at.

Check YouTube for any and all videos from 2017 involving the Pakistan or Bangladesh teams.

Cricket has a wonderful camaraderie, exemplary behavior on the field and a very precise, and clear ‘Code of Conduct’ that makes sure that it remains THE sport of gentlemen and ladies.

In spirit of the multicultural, multiethnic and MULTIRELIGIOUS nature of cricket — even with the SAME team, e.g., Sri Lanka — we should take religion out of cricket.

I am talking ALL religions. I, as many know, am totally areligious — a reformed, born-again heathen. I have no axe to grind against any religion. I respect those of all religions but prefer if they kept their religion to themselves.

I really do NOT think God or gods play any role in cricket!

IF God chose who wins the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 how come the Israelites didn’t play cricket thousands of years ago.

IF you are an avid cricket fan YOU KNOW what I am talking about — and yes, the above YouTube video spells it all out.

DO NOT get me wrong. I like Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. Some of my abiding cricket heroes are from Pakistan … Imran, Zaheer, Intikhab.

IF the truth be known I am very fond of Sarfraz Ahmed. I root for him, always. I am glad they won. They sure played one heck of a match. But, hearing ALL of them, on rote, claim that this was all due to “All mighty …” irks me. When they beat Australia, how do you think Steve Smith felt when he was subjected to that. Same God.

I never believed God picked sides in wars and always found in amusing that both the Allies and the Germans were constantly praying to the same God asking for the other side to be vanquished.

So, that is it ….

Lets just UPDATE our glorious ‘Code of Conduct’ to include that captains and players cannot reference any religions and religious figures during any public appearances.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — June 19, 2017.

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Anura Guruge Sony a6500 flowers New Hampshire

The also rans:

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USS Fitzgerald & ACX Crystal Collision — 1 Hour Time Discrepancy CHANGES Everything; Course Change After Crash!

by Anura Guruge

It now appears, per the OWNERS of ACX Crystal, that the USS Fitzgerald/ACX Crystal collision happened 50 minutes to 1 hour earlier.

That changes EVERYTHING!

It also means that the USS Fitzgerald, which was hit on the starboard side, was heading North, towards the Naval Base, and not steaming away from it!

That explains the CRAZY course change.

They are saying that ACX Crystal, the container ship, turned around to see what it had hit. That is strange, BUT it appears that the ship was on autopilot.

How did the two ships separate? I can’t picture that.

Here is my LATEST map.

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Map Of Where The USS Fitzgerald Was Likely To Have Been Relative To ACX Crystal At The Collision.

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One hour time discrepancy changes EVERYTHING!

Please check this POST.

USS Fitzgerald ACX Crystal collision Anura Guruge

I had to have a map to try and get it straight in my head.

I could NOT find any maps that showed where the USS Fitzgerald was at the time of the collision.

We, however, know that the USS Fitzgerald was damaged on the starboard side. So, that was the side it got hit.

Based on that I made up these two maps using the underlying maps of the ACX Crystal’s path.

I could be wrong and way off base! So, this is just my stab at it.

USS Fitzgerald collision map Anura Guruge

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Collision area EXPANDED.

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Original map I posted in my 1st post on the USS Fitzgerald.

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by Anura Guruge