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    ZEN SPORTS: Cricket

    just wanted to know if there are any other cricket fans here? i see there are a few posters from austrailia and englsnd, so i was just curious..
    gassho
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    Re: cricket fans?

    I am...

    Love them.

    gassho

    taigu

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    Re: cricket fans?

    ... Love the animal... but don't know about the sport...

    Luis

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    Re: cricket fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taigu
    I am...

    Love them.

    gassho

    taigu
    i meant the sport.. (nothing against the insect though)
    but you knew that right?
    gassho..

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    Re: cricket fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by bayamo
    Quote Originally Posted by Taigu
    I am...

    Love them.

    gassho

    taigu
    i meant the sport.. (nothing against the insect though)
    but you knew that right?
    gassho..
    I watch week-long test matches with the sound off ... combined with not knowing any of the rules or players or score ... very 'Zen'

    Bring me into a very deep place. 8)

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    Re: cricket fans?

    indeed...


    Taigu


    who after all prefers Sumo to everything else

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    Re: cricket fans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo
    Quote Originally Posted by bayamo
    Quote Originally Posted by Taigu
    I am...

    Love them.

    gassho

    taigu
    i meant the sport.. (nothing against the insect though)
    but you knew that right?
    gassho..
    I watch week-long test matches with the sound off ... combined with not knowing any of the rules or players or score ... very 'Zen'

    Bring me into a very deep place. 8)
    i once watched the undubbed version of iron chef, after a while i tuned out the audio, and i followed cooking process much more "step by step", which i thought was cool..
    gassho

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayamo View Post
    just wanted to know if there are any other cricket fans here? i see there are a few posters from austrailia and englsnd, so i was just curious..
    gassho
    Yep, I'm a cricket fan. As Kokuu mentioned we regularly discuss English cricket and the ups and downs of Essex and Kent at the county level. The first test of a three match series between England and New Zealand starts this Thursday which should be interesting.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

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    Like actual cricket ... this thread took 13 years (!!) to make some headway ... (most recent post until today: November, 2009)

    Gassho, J

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    County I'm a Notts fan... on the international level I really have no rooting interest although it's fun to watch India lose (sorry, not sorry) just to watch all the reactions, excuses, finger pointing..
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    My son is currently doing work experience at Kent County Cricket during the T20 matches. Kent are not having a good season, though.

    Watching England recently has not been entirely pleasurable either!


    Like actual cricket ... this thread took 13 years (!!) to make some headway ...
    It is a game that takes time to mature!

    Gassho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post

    Watching England recently has not been entirely pleasurable either
    -sattoday-
    Cricket is never watched for pleasure, Sir. It's life itself, between the wickets, with slips and bouncers, and googlies and last-minute sixers turning everything around.
    Cricket is watched for tea.

    Gassho.

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    Cricket is never watched for pleasure, Sir. It's life itself, between the wickets, with slips and bouncers, and googlies and last-minute sixers turning everything around.
    Cricket is watched for tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Like actual cricket ... this thread took 13 years (!!) to make some headway ... (most recent post until today: November, 2009)

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Well not entirely surprising for a game that can last 5 days, stops several times for tea, and can still be rained off or end in a draw!

    I'm quite fond of Indian cricket and Tendulkar was one of my favourite players. The politics though, is worthy of a soap opera.

    If anyone is interested, I recently listened to an excellent podcast on the history of the game which discusses, amongst other things, the class division between batters and bowlers, which is something I'd never really considered before but makes sense - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/t...cket-140173163

    Gassho,

    Heiso

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    I lost my taste for Indian Cricket ever since its "corporatisation" and mass media celebrity penchant in India. They appear from morning to midnight in every place, except playing the game on the field. A famous cartoon from late R.K. Laxman summarized it well.

    Gassho.
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    7/3, 7 overs... not a good start for the Kiwis
    #sattoday

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    Turned my attention to Brazil x S Korea (4-1 right now) and man, NZ not doing well this opening session
    #sattoday

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    7/3, 7 overs
    Is this some Koan?
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    haha...
    the right Koan could be: "What's between the wickets? The batsman or the ball?"

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    Wow. Just beyond words. 116/7 for England, just wasting an amazing performance by the bowlers.
    (I did sit, just forgot to include in my original post)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Is this some Koan?
    So, first number is runs, second is outs, and overs is like an inning...
    #sattoday

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    England's batting has been weak for quite some time, although I did not foresee a collapse of that magnitude after such a good bowling performance.

    Gassho
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    Jundo, re scores, I forgot to mention that Australia and New Zealand do this backwards, wickets first (the outs), then runs... just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    England's batting has been weak for quite some time, although I did not foresee a collapse of that magnitude after such a good bowling performance.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Well, yah I thought we'd see better today, but it's more of the batting we saw in the Ashes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    England's batting has been weak for quite some time, although I did not foresee a collapse of that magnitude after such a good bowling performance.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Can't get access to live Cricket from Germany. Any online legal sources (even paid) that you may know?

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    Can't get access to live Cricket from Germany. Any online legal sources (even paid) that you may know?
    I think that Sky is probably the only place to get images, although there may be other ways.

    If you enjoy radio content, Test Match Special should be free to access: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fr0n5
    Coverage will begin at 11.15 German time, including highlights from today's play, with play beginning at midday.

    Gassho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashanth View Post
    Can't get access to live Cricket from Germany. Any online legal sources (even paid) that you may know?
    Google said that yupp-tv, an Indian tv streaming service has bought international Cricket rights and offers a IPL 2022 Package for 14.99 EUR
    https://www.yupptv.com/cricketpackages
    I don't know anything about that company, about Cricket or what exactly is in this package.
    Gassho,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotei View Post
    Google said that yupp-tv, an Indian tv streaming service has bought international Cricket rights and offers a IPL 2022 Package for 14.99 EUR
    https://www.yupptv.com/cricketpackages
    I don't know anything about that company, about Cricket or what exactly is in this package.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    Thanks, Kotei. Yes, YuppTV is well-known, but I am looking for non-IPL type, regular, Cricket content. IPL is a bit too corporate and hyped-up for me. Sorry, old school Cricket fan here . (But perhaps I should work on being neutral on corporate/non-corporate thing as part of my practice).

    Thanks also to Kokuu for the radio idea. Most BBC Tv content is blocked in Germany, but radio is still accessible (at least some channels). Let me try that option.

    Gassho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashanth View Post
    Can't get access to live Cricket from Germany. Any online legal sources (even paid) that you may know?

    Gassho.

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    I follow online on a YouTube channel called Guerilla Cricket, audio only but very funny

    That said, this may be one of the shortest Tests ever.
    #sattoday

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    I listened to 5 minutes of Guerilla Cricket, no idea what they are saying. "3 Declared, bought off with 58, defending the test pattern for a century?"

    Is it English?

    Gassho, J

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    Stumps, Kiwis 263/4 second innings, ahead by 227 runs ... they certainly improved today...
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    I listened to 5 minutes of Guerilla Cricket, no idea what they are saying. "3 Declared, bought off with 58, defending the test pattern for a century?"

    Is it English?
    I imagine that experience would be like me hearing commentary on the superbowl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prashanth View Post
    Thanks, Kotei. Yes, YuppTV is well-known, but I am looking for non-IPL type, regular, Cricket content. IPL is a bit too corporate and hyped-up for me. Sorry, old school Cricket fan here . (But perhaps I should work on being neutral on corporate/non-corporate thing as part of my practice).

    Thanks also to Kokuu for the radio idea. Most BBC Tv content is blocked in Germany, but radio is still accessible (at least some channels). Let me try that option.

    Gassho.

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    Test Match Special on BBC radio is the best. Lots of people watch the tv with the sound off and listen to TMS instead. Lots of talk about cakes and passing busses.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    I listened to 5 minutes of Guerilla Cricket, no idea what they are saying. "3 Declared, bought off with 58, defending the test pattern for a century?"

    Is it English?

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    I have the same reaction whenever I hear people talking about baseball. I recognise most of the words but not the order they are spoken in.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

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    My bad, it's a T20...
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    Aussies take it with 10 wickets (and 36 balls remaining)
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    South Africa beat India, 7 wickets and 5 balls remaining...
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    Well, that was a bit of a test match at Trent Bridge, culminating nicely in a fifth day win for England!

    I missed the denouement as I was leading the Ryaku Fusatsu ceremony but I had faith that Johnny Bairstow would keep the runs flowing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Well, that was a bit of a test match at Trent Bridge, culminating nicely in a fifth day win for England!

    I missed the denouement as I was leading the Ryaku Fusatsu ceremony but I had faith that Johnny Bairstow would keep the runs flowing!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
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    Yah, nice win there. I thought it would be a draw. T20 now...
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    Pathetic performance by Proteas today
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    Stumps, India 338/7 v England...
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    Since it looks like this thread will never end and goes on and on (like an actual cricket match ... ) I am going to take the liberty of migrating it to our "Zen Arts and Sports" section so that it is easier to find (much easier than it is to understand the rules of cricket! ) ...

    Now, the sports in our "Zen Arts and Sports" section are supposed to have some Zen connection and attitude involved ... such as martial arts, or goalless running and such. So, please try to find that in every match or ball or strike or century (or whatever it is.) For cricket, I think this will be easy, for it seems rather mysterious and impossible to fathom, with strange language, like a Koan. People run around but back and forth with lots of stillness in between, and I cannot find the goal (or home base or whatever). It goes on for long age, for many Kalpa (though purported to be neither eternal nor meaningless), with a bunch of guys in strange clothing moving back and forth in small spaces, like a Zen chanting ceremony. Mostly, others just sit and stare. There are two teams of individual players but one field (a lesson in non-dualism), and some bowling pins set up like an Altar. Once it is "over" it starts again, etc. The scors at the previous "over" is Karma which is a kind of score that can be amended by the next "over," a lifetime later.

    Something like that (frankly, I have no idea).

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    I guess there is always this book! https://www.sportspages.com/media/img_591da58407aa3.jpg

    Incidentally, England are playing the Buddha's home country today, India. India stand on 416 for their first innings. James Anderson claimed a five-fer for the 23nd time in his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Since it looks like this thread will never end and goes on and on (like an actual cricket match ... ) I am going to take the liberty of migrating it to our "Zen Arts and Sports" section so that it is easier to find (much easier than it is to understand the rules of cricket! ) ...

    Now, the sports in our "Zen Arts and Sports" section are supposed to have some Zen connection and attitude involved ... such as martial arts, or goalless running and such. So, please try to find that in every match or ball or strike or century (or whatever it is.) ...

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Doesn't everything have a "zen connection", in a manner of speaking... it is what it is...
    #sattoday


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    Quote Originally Posted by bayamo View Post
    Doesn't everything have a "zen connection", in a manner of speaking... it is what it is...
    #sattoday
    Zen is everything, but not everything is Zen. (A Koan)

    Cricket is everything, but not everything is cricket?

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    There's more to life than just "zen". Sometimes it's fun to just watch a cricket match or a hockey game or an F1 race or a chess match and not worry about "oh noes, am I being zen right now?!"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayamo View Post
    There's more to life than just "zen". Sometimes it's fun to just watch a cricket match or a hockey game or an F1 race or a chess match and not worry about "oh noes, am I being zen right now?!"..

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    How I see it: Zen is a way of life, not something to be worried about. It is part of our marrow, not something we do occasionally. Zen is sports also.

    Zen is life -- and this is a Soto Zen sangha and forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayamo View Post
    There's more to life than just "zen". Sometimes it's fun to just watch a cricket match or a hockey game or an F1 race or a chess match and not worry about "oh noes, am I being zen right now?!"..
    Yes, but ...

    While everything is life and Zen, our Sangha is basically a practice Dojo where we focus on Zen Practice (although it is fine to socialize and talk about other things.) In life, we may have many other hobbies and interests, from stamp collecting to fishing to cricket to cake baking ... but we usually don't focus on them here in our Forum unless connected to Zen Practice (all can be, by the way). It is the same reason that we don't hold cooking classes in a Karate Dojo, or fish on the cricket field during a match. On the other hand, it is also fine for folks to socialize, so a cooking class once in awhile in the Karate Dojo (or discussing the Tenzo Kyokun around here), or exchanging recipes in the locker room, or cricket fans going fishing together on weekends is fine.

    But generally, we focus on sports and arts around here for what they have to say, express or add to Zen Practice.

    Gassho, J

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    Zazen is good for nothing, but sitting in front of a freshly painted wall is good practice for watching cricket matches

    Gassho,
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