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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Bury the Helmets

This post by Amit Varma - Carrying Helmets - got me thinking about why those helmets need to be there in the first place. You don't see them gazing at the wicketkeeper's butt in Australia, do you? Of course not, because in Australia, they have small boxes that have been placed underground, so you can just keep the helmets there when they are not being used.

Shouldn't the richest cricket board in the world, BCCI, have such boxes at all Indian grounds? I'm sure it doesn't cost much anyway.

Maybe the BCCI officials like the excitement when the batting team is awarded five runs on the rare occasions that a ball hits those helmets.