Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hoorah for the ICC!

Yesterday was the English pagan festival of May Day. Weirdoes and winos seem to celebrate this rural day of animalism and cider-drinking.

That’s why I wasn’t surprised when walking through the streets of London I bumped into a small group of socialists enjoying what can laughably be called “a march”.

There were police escorts, roads cordoned off and much bemusement by bystanders. “What’s the point?” They murmured to each other, “there are so few.” Indeed, there aren’t many left-wingers left these days, and only about forty or so bothered with this protest. What makes matters worse is their poor diction; I had no idea what they were going on about.

“What do we want?”
“Mlur, mlur.”
“When do we want it?”

Then they started saying something about justice. I wish I had a sign that said “down with justice”. But, not for the first time, I left home unprepared. I should have shouted: “Down with the rule of law! Up with arbitrary judiciaries!” But I didn’t. And not for the first time.

So anyway, this group of small, annoying traffic-jammers reminded me cricket bloggers. There’s not many of them. They’re noisy. And when you can understand what they’re going on about, it’s just stupid.

So, I have decided to start a campaign for the Silent Majority of cricket fans. The HOORAH FOR THE ICC CAMPAIGN starts here.

Over the course of whenever I can be bothered, I will continue to sing the praises of the International Cricket Council in the hope that more people will appreciate how hard these people work to improve the game, and also on the off change that some ICC lackey will read my sycophantic acclamations and give me a job in Dubai. Preferably with a huge office, enabling me to live my dream of banning all fun at cricket matches and getting stinking rich whilst doing it!

So, here we go:

Powerplays. At first, I had my doubts, but they have certainly spiced up the middle overs with a new tactical dilemma for the captain. Yes. The ICC have made one aspect of the game more interesting. So well done chaps! Keep up the good work!


Trapper John said...

HOORAH, indeed!

The Deuce and I support AYALAC's initiative. Today, I'd like to cheer the ICC's steadfast decision to remove cricket videos from YouTube. At a time when attendance was struggling at the World Cup, it took the visionaries in Dubai to recognize that the gate would improve if all those grubby freeloaders were denied the ability to watch grainy 90 second clips of the action. HURRAH for your decisive action, Commander Speed!

The Atheist said...

Cheers, your support is much appreciated. I should be giving out badges or something.

Maybe you can be our officer in charge of bringing in heaps o' money?