Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sluggo sloshed?

Tapper John brought some incredible news to my attention yesterday. He informs us that “three prominent players” have failed a routine drugs test, and are facing a lengthy ban.

Seeing as Sluggo is three men in one, this can only mean one thing.

I sent about a million emails to the Bermudan Cricket Board yesterday to confirm some details. Sadly, there seems to be a media black out, at the moment.

This is especially enforced towards the major cricket news sources, like Ayalac.

Coupled with the non-appearance of my new camera, this potentially, nay, literally mind-blowing event has seriously undermined my well-being.

I suppose it does add up. How can a human being excel to the highest levels of left-arm orthodox spin, how can one mere mortal take the catch of the century without the aid of some helpful substance?

This scandal is only the latest in a serious of unhappy events that have bedevilled the Bermudan team since the World Cup. Players stopped attending training practices, defeats in ODIs became ever-larger and a massive government-sponsored cash injection has resulted in nothing.

In amongst this turmoil, Sluggo’s days of glory seem to be coming to an end, with his 2007 average equating over 40. It is, perhaps, understandable that the team would consider other options.

Although, saying that, there isn’t much in the way of performance-enhancing drugs for cricket out there. Perhaps it’s just recreational? In which case, I don’t have a problem with that. In fact, right on.

3 comments:

Miriam said...

Who knew they were so competitive.

Also: I hope new camera means more videoblogs.

The Atheist said...

Miriam,

News of mixed virtue today. The camera did indeed arrive today. Although, I failed to notice that there wasn't an in-built microphone.

So, you'll be getting more videos, but probably with less padding, I mean interesting monologues into the camera.

I'll have to work things out. If anyone else knows how, I'd be grateful...

Samir Chopra said...

But which drugs were involved? I hope its not because they lit up a spliff or two after nets. That would be ludicrous.