England held up by brave tigers

So says the headline at the BBC. We’re so angry about the inaccuracy, we haven’t even read the article. Put yourself into the story. You’re in the England stagecoach, pootling along the highway, when suddenly you come to a halt. What’s happening? You’re not at the MA Aziz Stadium yet.

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Shane Warne learns Indian English

Depending on the speaker’s mother tongue, there are different forms of Indian English. Each has its own little quirks. The word ‘the’ might disappear from one sentence and appear unexpectedly in another. The words ‘would’ and ‘will’ are often used interchangeably. We’ve no problem with any of this. Our Hindi’s

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Michael Vaughan wants South Africans DEAD

There’s a beautifully hazy piece in The Independent today on Michael Vaughan’s comments about South African born cricketers representing England. Essentially, his thoughts about how some South African players come to England for money have been presented as if he’s saying that Kevin Pietersen should be dropped because he was

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Listen to Test Match Sofa

If you’ve just arrived at work and you were planning on listening to the cricket, you could do a lot worse than listen to Test Match Sofa. It’s not too difficult to explain what it is. Imagine Test Match Special broadcast from someone’s house and with absolutely no pretence of

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