Are you sure it has no Soviet-style features? The ICC seems
to have some.
International Cricket Council is a bureaucratic and political
layer on top of the bureaucratic and political layers that
administer cricket in each member country. Somewhere far
underneath are people playing (and officiating*) the game. Not
too different from soccer in a way, except the soccer
administrators are a lot more likely to pull of a well-run world
cup. For example, which cricket umpires didn't know how to
determine the winner in a game when it got too dark and play
had to be shortened? (This is a well-known situation in
cricket.) The answer is, the ones in charge of the recent
world cup final. It was like the referees at the last FIFA
world cup final having to ask the players how to conduct the
kicks from the mark.
* - therefore, relevant to socref-l
At 07:27 PM 5/14/2007, you wrote:
> > I did not miss the irony, I learned first hand about the Russians'
> > greatness and priority in most discoveries and inventions. The
> > "invention" of a cricket club just does not seem to fit with radar
> > and 3D though irony and sarcasm do not have to be neat.
>True 'nuff, but if we want to talk about things that the Russians
>could never legitimately claim for themselves, the MCC fits the bill