Dimitri Mascarenhas signs for IPL’s Jaipur franchise

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Dimitri Mascarenhas holding a bat and wearing a helmet as well as some clothesDimi is quoted as saying: “I only hope that people will look back in 20 or 30 years time and say that I gave everything for a franchise I’ve supported since I was a boy.”

He didn’t really say that. But someone might before too long, because people are, on the whole, stupid. Franchises, eh? It sprays a thin mist of diluted excrement over the whole enterprise having franchises. Pump as much money as you like into something, if it’s franchise v franchise it’s always going to sound a bit shit.

Hampshire have allowed Mascarenhas to appear in the IPL. This is quite definitely not because he would have just walked out on them and played anyway if they hadn’t given their blessing.

After all, they’ll have no problems fielding a decent team next season with Shane Warne either on IPL duty or playing cards for 90 percent of the season; with Nic Pothas and Shane Bond probably banned through appearing in the ICL; and with James Bruce having retired into The City.

In other IPL news, Misbah-ul-Haq signed for Bangalore.


Mike Gatting wasn't receiving the King Cricket email when he dropped that ludicrously easy chance against India in 1993.


Why risk it when it's so easy to sign up?


  1. Don’t worry fellow Hampshire fans, we’ve definitely got Shane Watson who has guaranteed he will play ATLEAST 10 minutes of cricket for us this year.

    And what a 10 minutes it’ll be.

  2. Shane will only appear in 20/20 games though Gaz… Looks like the four day championship has been given up as a lost cause already!

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