The series is now officially on Cricinfo.
While the Canadian immigration officers were distracted by New Zealands record breaking performance, the Zimbabwe team got past their border.
Shoaib got his Visa, MoYo dint.
Of course there was a selection saga in Pakistan and somebody resigned because the PCB picked something like 10 openers. Apparently you don’t need so many or something.
So we are ready to play ball. Today.
The excitement is killing me, Don’t deny it, I know you are feeling the same.
After all, this series is going to provide some competitive cricket, Its not like the Final is already a given before a ball is bowled.
In the meantime, Rover, our international correspondent who follows the Sri Lankan team all over the world sent in this snippet from his interview with Splendid Mendis.
Rover: So, Ajantha, what does it feel like to be playing cricket in Canada?
Splendid Mendis: “Mata bohoma seethalay” (I feel very cold) (Mata= I, Bohoma=Very, Seethalay= Cold)
Rover, who doesn’t speak a word of Sinhalese, had to turn to Sri Lankas UN appointed interpreter, Mahela Jayawardene for the translation
MJ:”He says he feels very cool under pressure, And he isn’t afraid of anyone cuz he’s in the Sri Lankan Army”
Rover said he felt that something was lost in translation, we have no reason to doubt him.
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