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Google Doodle For April 28, 2020, Was About ‘Cricket’ & Repurposed From June 1, 2017 — ICC Champions Trophy.

by Anura Guruge


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I knew it was cricket-related as soon as I saw it. The wickets were a dead giveaway. The rolling-pin as a bat was a bit off-putting.

Then there was the sock — or more to the point a sock with very distinctive coloring. You have to be a devoted fan, such as I, to spot that. Those are the West Indies colors.

Anyway, here is my post for the June 1, 2017 Google Doodle. Enjoy.

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Fixing “DCP Unauthorized Content” Message On Roku, Sling & Willow.

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If you get that content blocking purple screen on a Roku do NOT panic and do NOT, at least to begin with, blame the content provider.

A restart of the Roku might cure it without having to bother reseating the HDMI cables.

I got this purple screen for the first time ever, yesterday, when I went to watch the ICC Champions Trophy match #5, viz. Australia v. Bangladesh. I was only getting it on Sling. Amazon was fine. So I assumed Sling had screwed up and all cricket had been banned on Willow due to some licensing transgression.

I was wrong.

Just had to restart the Roku, which only takes a few minutes.

Hope this helps.

 


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There Is Some FREE ESPN Cricket On DirecTV, Including 12 Minute Highlights From ICC Champions Trophy 2013, India, England, Sri Lanka etc.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I happened to do a search on ‘Cricket’ on DirecTV last night and got the above results.

I watched two of the 12 minute ICC Champions Trophy 2013 highlight packages: England vs. New Zealand and Sri Lanka vs. India.

The coverage was appalling. ESPN has no idea. They start by telling you the outcome of the match. The two commentators are basically inarticulate and one of them has such a thick accent I can’t even work out whether he is talking English or some foreign language. Never heard of them either, like who the heck is ‘Ricardo Powell‘? Is he some Cuban that played softball for a women’s league in drag? They sure are not Michael Holding and Jeffrey Dojon.

You can’t cover even a 24 over ODI in 12 minutes. It was totally unsatisfactory.

That ESPN has cricket rights is a bloody travesty. I blame the Indians. They had to have been responsible. 

With ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Completed, With Indian Win, ESPN Finally Showing Free Videos!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access at ESPN ‘cricinfo’.


Free Videos From ICC Of India Winning Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL By Beating England By 5 Runs In 20 Over Bash.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access FREE video page at 'ICC-cricket.com' with lots of videos of the finals. ENJOY.

Click to access FREE video page at ‘ICC-cricket.com’ with lots of videos of the finals. ENJOY.


Video (Streaming) Of Rain Ruined England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL — See Rohit Sharma Wicket, Ind. 38 For 1.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Go check, BUT I did say, two days ago, that this could be a rain ruined final.

Always a risk in England in June. Amazing that none of the 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cup Finals at Lord’s saw any rain — and I was there, in person, at both the 1979 & 1983, in the ‘Mound Stand’ which was always my favorite perch.

So this has turned into a T20 bash. Very unbecoming. Obviously the cricket gods, as I said, are not happy.


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England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL In England, Home Match For Both Teams — How Convenient, How Cynical?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I have up until now tried to avoid thinking about match fixing when it comes to cricket.

In that I was kind of helped by the fact that most of the furor took place over a decade when I did not have the time nor the resources (in satellite access) to follow cricket on a daily basis. By then I had stopped my 10 year indulgence of having the London ‘Sunday Times’ air mailed to me each week so that I would have it by Wednesday to read over the weekend. This way, plus the two monthly cricket magazines that I had air-mailed, meant that I was usually only, at worst, 6 days behind on big cricket stories.

An England vs. India final in Birmingham! That is akin to Manchester United playing Manchester City in Manchester. Home ground for both teams.

Well, at least it is not a Lord’s Final. That would have bordered on sacrilegious, a fixed final at Lord’s — THOUGH I now have my doubts about the 1983 Final that West Indies somehow managed to lose. I was there. Yes, I was also there for the very entertaining 1979 Final.

I am not amused. This bothers me.

40% chance of rain in Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday, June 23, 2013, for this final. Maybe the cricket gods will intervene, but 40% isn’t that high a percentage for always gray, always dreary Birmingham.


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India THRASHES Sri Lanka To Go Into ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Finals. Watch The Free Videos. Is Match Fixing At Play?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access free videos of the one-sided India vs. Sri Lanka match at icc-cricket.com. Click.

Click to access free videos of the one-sided India vs. Sri Lanka match at icc-cricket.com. Click.


Rohit Sharma of India getting 33 in 50 balls ... on their way to a resounding victory over the Sri Lankans ... and I suspect MATCH FIXING! Click to access video.

Rohit Sharma of India getting 33 in 50 balls … on their way to a resounding victory over the Sri Lankans … and I suspect MATCH FIXING! Click to access video.


Wow, Wow, Wow.

Come on. The Sri Lankans aren’t that bad. They can bat a bit. 181 in 50 overs. I don’t buy that.

Losing by 8 wickets with 15, yes 15, overs to spare.

I started to have suspicions yesterday. Now I am convinced.

This has to match fixing — and please don’t insult my intelligence, limited as it may be, that there is no match fixing. Match fixing as we are again learning re. IPL, is very much alive and kicking.

I don’t know. I am not happy. I don’t mind Sri Lanka losing. But …

South Africa Crushed By England In ICC Champions Trophy 2013 1st Semi-Final; Free Videos Already At ICC-Cricket.com. Match FIXED?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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So much for my belief that South Africa will go the extra mile to win this for Mandela!

Wow. Crushed like a dung beetle under the hooves of a water buffalo!

Amla only faced 3 balls and he is the #1 ODI batsman in the known universe?

AB feasting on duck?

Duminy 3?

OK. I have to ask. Are the South African back to the good ol’ days of FIXING MATCHES? This doesn’t look kosher to me.

I am suspicious. South Africa all out in 38.4 overs? Come on? Give me a break, even an off-break.

South Africa Will Go The Extra Mile To Win ICC Champions Trophy 2013 For Nelson Mandela.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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South Africa, these days, with the likes of Amla, AB, Duminy and Morkel (with that cutest of run-ups), is a formidable team even in the worst of times.

This morning I was trying to work out whether this would be a repeat of the last World Cup: Sri Lanka vs. India.

Then it hit me. The South Africans MAY BE trying to win this for Nelson.

Cricket is not his #1 sport. He, though a champion heavyweight boxer in his younger days, is definitely a Rugby man. That is OK. I can understand that. Cricket would have been hard to follow let alone savor from Robben Island. But, as we have seen, he just revels in any and all South African victories — as he should.

So, I get a feeling that this team will go the extra mile for Nelson in the coming week — and I am ‘A-OK’ with that.

Anything we can do to celebrate and glorify THE MAN.

I know the day is coming. I am dreading it. Not sure how I will handle it.

So what I do envisage is a Sri Lanka vs. South Africa final.