April 04, 2011

Played boys, now take two weeks off.

Our team wins the World Cup on Saturday going on Sunday, 03 April 2011. Sunday will and should fly past in a blur of manic partying. What have they got to themselves before reporting for IPL Duty – 4th, 5th, 6th April.

That’s 3 days max. By 7th April latest, MSD, Raina and Ashwin, will report to Chennai to warm up and try their gear before their first IPL game vs. Kolkota Knight Riders – oh right, Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan should be in on the 7th too. 8th April is CSK vs. KKR.

The weekend has another four games, by which time all 10 teams would have played.That's within a week from the moment India won the World Cup. England did something similarly stupid with their dates after the Ashes, and before the World Cup. See what happened to them.

It’s taken me two days to write this post, and all I did was follow these guys for forty days on TV.

Here’s the IPL itinerary. It would have made sense, if like 2007, India never made it beyond the first round.

BCCI, to hell with your crores. Spare some loose change in weeks.

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