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Jacinda Ardern Of New Zealand Or Donald Trump Of MAGA For The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize: You Decide.

by Anura Guruge



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Trump, as you may recall, has hinted that with the help of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe  he already has the lock on the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. As always, e.g., the Mueller report, he could be right.

But, Jacinda Ardern vs Trump. Talk about polar opposites.

But, as I just discovered there are quite a few nominations already — 301. One probably, already, is Trump.

I just read that they are even talking about my “ol’ buddy” Imran Khan for the Prize. That would be classic. Good ol’ Imran. Nothing that he can’t conquer. He is a good bloke.

So, what do YOU think? Trump or Ardern?


by Anura Guruge

“Cricket All-Stars Series 2015”, T20, With Tendulkar & Warne, In NY, LA and Houston — The Teams.


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Sri Lankans kissing balls.
>> Imran Khan’s 2nd divorce.
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Letter to London Times.
>> West Indies Women’s Team.
>> Dhammika Prasad v. Ishant Shrama.
>> Sri Lanka’s Christian cricket captain.

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From the U.K. “Daily Mail“.
Here is the link to the original article.

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Sachin Tendulkar & Shane Warne rang the opening bell at the NYSE this morning.
That is HOW I found out about this — not living in NYC, LA or Houston.

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The T20 teams from around the World.

Some BIG names.

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This is GREAT news. Cricket, given the MILLIONS of Indians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis now living in the U.S., not even mentioning the Brits and Aussies, has a HUGE — but low still low profile — following in the U.S. You can see multiple cricket games, being played with gusto, in any of the major U.S. cities from May to October. When we went to Philadelphia in May (to pick up the Jaguar XJ8) we saw at least 4 games in progress right in the heart of the city.

So this good. I am glad. I hear that the prices are quite high, $100+ at some venues and even higher. That is a shame. It is the kids that we need at these games.

Right now I get so much cricket that I cannot keep up! A real problem. I am TRYING to watch, even in just Highlight form, Australia v. New Zealand 1st Test, Pakistan v. England 3rd Test and Sri Lanka v. West Indies WOMEN ODIs. Given that I can only justify devoting about 80 minutes a day to cricket, I just can’t keep up. I am missing much of the India v. South Africa series. Yes, this is all on the Roku via Sling.

I will try and keep you posted on this. Not sure whether they will show this on ESPN.


(Poor) Imran Khan In His 2nd High-Profile Divorce — This One After Just 10 Months.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>>
Sri Lankans kissing balls.
>> 
Letter to London Times.
>> West Indies Women’s Team.
>> Dhammika Prasad v. Ishant Shrama.
>> Sri Lanka’s Christian cricket captain.

++++ Check Categories  ‘Cricket’ & ‘Sri Lanka’ for many other related posts >>>>


From (of course) the U.K. “Daily Mail“.
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Yes, I know that there is no reason, whatsoever, for me to feel sorry for Imran Khan, but I do. Yes, Imran had the world at his feet, and all the women he ever desired at his beck and call, all his adult life. He enjoyed a level of success in every sphere, and particularly with women, that strugglers like I can only gape at in amazement.

I have always liked Imran, 11 months my senior — despite the few controversies, in and out of cricket, that he got embroiled in. He was one heck of a cricketer. Always exciting whether batting, bowling or fielding. He was a giant. I have seen him in person a few times when we were both in England at the same time. Once, famously, I saw him in the car park of the Hampshire Cricket Club, Southampton Grounds, canoodling with a young lady. I did say “Hi, Imran” as I walked past. It would have been rude not to acknowledge him.

Other than all the pleasure he has given me as an outstanding cricketer, there are two things in my life that relate directly to him in one way or another.

1/ The title of my first, and financially my most successful book, “SNA: Theory and Practice“, in 1984, was conjured by a rather brilliant young lady who was an ex-SNAbook1FSgirlfriend of Imran’s during his time in Oxford. She was in charge of marketing for the publisher. I did not have a title for the book. But I explained to her what it was about and how I structured the book to first explain the architecture and then how the architecture was implemented. I was thinking along the lines of “SNA: Architecture and Implementation”. She came up with the much better title. Given that she knew that I was a cricket fanatic she would remind me, every time we met, that she knew Imran in the Biblical sense. Wish I could remember her name. So that is the first connection.

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2/ Imran explained to me why I so often get accused of being arrogant. Since Imran cleared it up for me it no longer bothers me, not that it bothered me overly, at any time, arrogance a great body armour against slights such as that. I couldn’t help it and still can’t. Despite my best efforts I can come across as arrogant and I am. Imran, in his 1988 book, “All Round View“, explained to me why he and I are both arrogant — though he, obviously, has better reasons to be so, than I. In 1988 I was living in the U.S. but had bought the book in one of my many trips back home. I was reading it one night, in bed, when I came across this paragraph about how his parents had brought him up to be arrogant. It was an Eureka moment. I sat up in bed. I realized. My (adoptive) parents too had brought ME up to be arrogant. It was a part of how we were brought up. Cultural. We, the first generation of post-independence kids to aspiring upper middle class families, were expected to be arrogant. It all became clear. Since then I don’t give a jot when my wife accuses me of insufferable arrogance. What can I do? My (adoptive) parents brought me up to be so. If you don’t believe me, ask Imran.

Anyhow. I feel bad for Imran. This was unnecessary. But I doubt whether he has any shortage of women clamoring to provide him with sucor.

All the best Imran. You deserve the best. Cheers.