Catoon Cation competition. Try to find an amewsing pun
Please find an appropriate caption fot the two cats Aslan and Suki of our moderators. .
Australia Get Pantsed at SCG
Pantsing is where one pulls down the shorts or trousers of another, much to the victim’s embarrassment and to the general hilarity of all and sundry, and especially the puller. That is exactly what’s happening to Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground at the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and most of all the young superstar in the making the appropriately named Rishabh Pant. For India who have never won a Test series in Australia, to win one in this manner feels like payback for the umpteen times they were the ones being embarrassed by the hosts Down Under.
History Beckons at SCG
As the celebrations surrounding India’s retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the New Year’s fireworks over the picturesque Sydney Harbor fade, Virat Kohli and Team India have a tryst with destiny at the venerable Sydney Cricket Ground, where they will attempt to become the first Indian Test side to win a series in Australia going back to the very first Indian visit right after Independence in 1947-48.
Win it or Loo Seat
Beefy reports on a bog standard day of toilet cricket in the middle of winter.
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri got snookered by the Australians in the recently concluded Test in Perth, which India lost by a hefty 146 runs. Playing on the vanity of Virat Kohli, the Australian press pushed the narrative of an extremely spicy track at the new Optus Stadium, raising the specter of a pitch similar to the one at the New Wanderers in South Africa last January, which saw the umpires seriously consider calling the game off due to physical danger to the batsmen. Kohli and Shastri promptly picked a team with a quartet of quicks and without a genuine spinner to fight fire with fire.
Is your number up? The letter's in the post
Our Christmas gift to you this year is a Diltoid quiz. If you are not sure what that is you can find an explanation at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditloid For our quiz ALL words are abbreviated. An example is 11PIAT is 11 Players in a Team. All the answers relate to things that happened to Middlesex or Middlesex players in 2018 and they all read grammatically. Please send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT post them on this thread. Though feel free to tell others how easy or hard you found it! Happy qiuizzing. 1MP will be given to the winning entry sometime in the New Year.
BCCI Wins Legal Battle Against PCB
The PCB somewhat Quixotically and in desperation tried to FORCE BCCI to pay it for India not playing Pakistan. The merits of the case brought by PCB were suspect and as most legal experts predicted, including the ex-PCB head Ehsan Mani it was likely to lose. And PCB did indeed lose. Besides the clear lack of merits of the case, if the ICC Dispute Resolution Panel had found for PCB it would have opend the door for other instances where a country has not played another due to political concerns. For example England and to a certain extent Australia would be liable to Zimbabwe for refusing to play it in the past, and in the case of England even today. The ICC did not want to open up that Pandora's Box either.
Loosely Related to the Forum
Primrose Hillbilly gives his unique perspective of the recent forum. This artcile is unbelievably good.
India Step Into The Vacuum
About a year ago Virat Kohli and his team began their quest to be recognized as one of the great Test sides in the history of the game, when they embarked on a series of overseas Test matches against South Africa, England, Australia and later New Zealand. Prior to beginning this stretch of overseas tours, Virat Kohli had lost only 3 Tests in 32 as captain. Now a year later the record reads 9 losses in 42 Tests.
Caption Competition No. 1
Here is picture of first caption competition of the season. Thanks Rod Ed for piccie