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Another Cricket World Cup Is Upon Us: Rejoice, Enjoy, Celebrate — May 30 to July 14, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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48 Matches, in total, May 30 to July 14 (Final).

Essentially a match day.

GOOD TV (Roku) coverage in the U.S. with Willow TV.

[Do NOT bother with Hotstar unless you are Indian or have a low IQ.]

I plan to watch the highlights of all 48-matches on Willow TV.

I was there at the 1979 & 1983 FINALS at Lord’s.

Watched 2015, 2011 & 2007 on TV.

So let’s get ready.

Today is the DAY.

Enjoy.

Cheers.


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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Playing Knock-Out ODIs In England Without Rain-Days Is Plain Crazy.

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Just into the 5th day and have already lost 2 matches to rain!

That is a 40% of the matches.

That is crazy, and unfair.

Given that rain is a given in England in June, they should have allocated 2-days per match.

The two ‘no results’ matches have given an unfair, undeserved edge to Bangladesh. They haven’t played well and should not be in any contention for a quarter-final match.


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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Complete Match Schedule June 1 To June 7.

by Anura Guruge



I needed this fixture list for my own viewing edification on Roku Sling Willow.

So, I thought I will share with YOU also — just in case you needed it too.

That is a lot of cricket. Even just watching the highlights I will be way behind by June 3. But, it should be fun. Rain will mess a few matches up. That is a given.


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Different Cricket Bats For Each Match Google Doodles 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Matches ….

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Willow TV (Cricket) Surprisingly Very Professional, Courteous and Prompt.

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Trying to watch the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, #ICCWT20, from India, on Sling TV on our Roku 3 has been beyond bloody painful. Sling TV goes out of their frigging way to make sure that the Program Guide is out-of-bloody-synch. It is more or less 100% that what it says on the Program Guide is NOT what you will see if you click on the frigging thing. It is atrocious. Yes, if you have the TIME to sit there all day working out where each match is then you will do fine. Well I don’t have the time. I allocate about 30 minutes while having lunch and 45 minutes around 10:15 pm to watch cricket. I don’t have the time to mess with Sling’s friggin messed up Program Guide.

I was so fed up by last Saturday that I decided to subscribe to Willow directly — now that THEY claim to support Roku — and YET again (maybe for the 3rd time in a year) ditch bloody Sling TV. Willow does not give you the option to PREVIEW the channel. You need to first subscribe BEFORE you get to see it. Well I did.

I first thought I had done something WRONG. There was NO cricket! Nothing. NADA. Blank screen. I kid you not.

Right now Willow on Roku only shows LIVE matches.
That is IT. Get that. Live matches only.

No highlights. No replays.

I was devastated. That is worse that Sling TV — and that is saying something!

Willow also doesn’t have telephone support or Live Chat during hours that work for me.

So I just sent them 4 or 5 e-mails — all surprisingly polite. I was girding my loins for what I thought was going to be an ugly battle.

NOPE. Willow support was very professional!

They apologized for their poor service on Roku and refunded my payment, to my credit card, within 24 hours. Yes, within 24 hours. That is AMAZING. That is impressive.

So good customer service.

Shame that they ONLY show live matches on Roku.

If I got Apple TV I could get live, replays and highlights. Maybe I should. Anything to get away from bloody Sling TV.

Sling’s coverage of the ICC World Twenty20, 2016, sucks.

They make NO ATTEMPT to reflect what matches are being shown. Total frigging crap shoot.


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You Can’t Watch ICC World Twenty20 2016 On Sling Unless You Are A Loser!

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Sling’s coverage of the ICC World Twenty20, 2016, sucks.

They make NO ATTEMPT to reflect what matches are being shown. Total frigging crap shoot.

Sling’s management has total and utter contempt for Indians. I know. I have spoken with them. They are only interested in screwing us for every cent they can and making us jump through hoops. Sling might has well be a Donald Trump enterprise.

Yes, the matches are on Sling BUT you will spend hours trying to find the right match — and when it started.

Yes, if YOU are a LOSER and can sit in front of Sling all frigging day, your hands down your pants playing with yourself, you will do fine. Enjoy.

For others, like I, who do have a life and other things to do, Sling is but a bloody pathetic JOKE.


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ICC World Twenty20 2016 Match/Coverage Schedule On Willow (For U.S.).

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Cricketers Playing With Pink Balls In Day/Night Test Matches Starting November 2015 With Australia v New Zealand.

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adelaidepinkIt has, as was alas inevitable, come to pass — Test Cricket crossed with ODI. Yes the players will still wear white (albeit with logos) but the Tests will be day/night affairs, the night portion under lights and a pink ball. The pink ball will be better visible underlights and unlike the white ball will permit players to wear white. That is it. Players wearing white playing under lights — during the night portion of the 5 day Tests. Hence the pink ball.

The first day/night Test will be between Australia and New Zealand, at the Adelaide Oval, starting November 27, 2015.

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Doesn’t Anybody Go To Watch Sri Lanka Super 4’s Twenty20 Matches At The Venue?

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I don’t normally watch any domestic cricket, from any country, preferring to get my daily fix from international games, ideally Tests and failing that ODIs.
But, until we get the DVR-like 30-day ‘Catch Up TV‘ feature on the Skybox TV, I have to watch what is being ‘broadcast’. Today TEN was focused on the Sri Lanka Super 4’s Twenty20. I had never even heard of it since I am not that partial to T20 — unless the West Indies are batting.

So I ended up seeing parts of two separate matches, both from the R. Premadasa Stadium (which I used to know as the Oval). In both cases the stadium was empty. I didn’t even spot a dog. I used to go to British county games, mid-week, in the 1970s (though I was supposed to be working at IBM). There wouldn’t be many folks around but there was certainly at least a 100 more for those games than I saw at the Premadasa. That is pretty bad, especially for a T20. Yes, I am sure Sri Lankans have had a surfeit of International cricket over the last few years and now, as opposed to when I was growing up (when Ceylon did not have TV), they can always watch it on the telly. It is kind of a shame. International players in an empty stadium. Some pretty decent cricket too. If nothing else, we can belt a cricket ball (better than most).

Premadasa moderately populated for what looks like an ODI. Today, in marked contrast, all these stands were empty and I mean not a soul in sight, not even a stray dog — never mind the proverbial ‘a man and a dog’.