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Covers off the first tour of duty with the Dhaka Warriors in the ICL.

13 02, 2009

Enough Said

By |2017-12-18T16:06:51+11:00February 13th, 2009|ICL Season 1|

Thursday was going to be an "easier day" - at least it was on paper. All of the playing group were going to be doing community visits, leaving the day open for the rest of [...]

28 11, 2008

End of the Road

By |2017-12-18T16:06:52+11:00November 28th, 2008|ICL Season 1|

With so many people in India - and an unemployment rate I am told of about 50% - manual labour is very common here. At the cricket grounds, hordes of people will manually clean the [...]

27 11, 2008

Safe and Sound

By |2017-12-18T16:06:52+11:00November 27th, 2008|ICL Season 1|

Just a quick update to let everyone know that John is safe and sound and not exposed to the terrorist actions taking place in Mumbai. He isn't actually in Mumbai - he is in another [...]

18 11, 2008

Art and bike tours!

By |2017-12-18T16:06:52+11:00November 18th, 2008|ICL Season 1|

The first of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) final games was won by the Lahore Badshahs. The stadium was absolutely packed with the majority seemingly supporting the Pakistan based team. The Hyderabad Heroes put in [...]

13 11, 2008

Game Over

By |2017-12-18T16:06:52+11:00November 13th, 2008|ICL Season 1|

Well, glorious uncertainty or not, our final series game was quite clear. The Lahore Badshahs were far too good on the night, beating the Dhaka Warriors by 5 wickets. Even the slim chance the following [...]

11 11, 2008

Living in a bubble

By |2017-12-18T16:06:52+11:00November 11th, 2008|ICL Season 1|

I remember reading about the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. The people that were trapped in the floors above the point of impact gradually came to realise that their chances [...]

7 11, 2008

Glorious Uncertainty

By |2017-12-18T16:06:52+11:00November 7th, 2008|ICL Season 1|

We flew out of Chandigarh bound for Ahmedabad via Mumbai - about a 3 hour flight to the south. I had myself prepared for this long and drawn out flight, when not long into the [...]

25 10, 2008

Lessons from India

By |2008-10-25T17:19:22+11:00October 25th, 2008|ICL Season 1|

India. I see the street urchins and beggars everywhere we go. The mothers clutching tiny babies; filthy; pleading eyes; hands to mouth. The wretches with no use of their legs, dragging their bodies from car [...]