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Fly Slip-Looking for lost balls...: Canada cup- it is upon us!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Canada cup- it is upon us!

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.

For the Canada cup preview go here.

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Blogger Sachintha said...

Hahaa! That Mendis interview is indeed Splendid!

On second thoughts, not really different from what happend actually - Mahela always manage to turn the word or two from Mendis to a long sentence... LOL

October 10, 2008 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Damith S. said...

Sach> Are you suggesting Rovers interview is not based on facts.

We hope not, cuz then we'd have to kill you.

October 10, 2008 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Sachintha said...

It seems like pure imagination but very close to the truth... :P

October 10, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Ceci said...

Am so delighted you are covering the Canada tournament - am at saturation blogging point with Aus/India - and "Splendid Mendis"? How fab!

October 10, 2008 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger MC Gregor & Mix Master D said...

It's Canadian cricket time baby!!!

Where's Davison!

October 10, 2008 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Damith S. said...

Ceci> Cheers, unfortunately I will be away for a while so might not get full coverage.

And isnt Splendid Mendis just marvelous!

MixD n MC>Ya its boggy time!
Sorry Davison wont be making it this time!

October 10, 2008 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous scorpicity said...

ha ha ha hilarious... cheers.

October 10, 2008 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Damith S. said...

ScorpioCity> Cheers! Link me up mate. Ill add you soon !

October 11, 2008 at 1:06 AM  

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