Spare a thought for my kind

by

And what kind is that, you ask? I speak for the cricket fandom in the US. We’ve come to terms with staying up odd hours to watch streaming pixels of dubious quality (or worse, follow text-based commentary on Cricinfo) and going to work all bleary-eyed the following day. No, we’re fine that. Just a test of our fervor for the game, we say. What irks me though, is how we get singled out time and again as potential targets to be looted. If you’ve ever been to Willow TV, you know what I am talking about: they charge US residents higher for watching cricket than the rest of the world. Why is that? And this is not a sole instance of the case. The 2005 Ashes DVD set (which I recently bought) is available for about £15, but the NTSC version (for N. America) comes in at US$40. There are similar instances of cricket magazines and what not.

So, do spare a thought for my kind. Being a cricket follower is an expensive hobby in the States.

Advertisements

One Response to “Spare a thought for my kind”

  1. Amar Says:

    Amen to that. It is utterly ridiculous how much they charge the US residents to watch cricket here in the States.

    http://googlynbouncer.blogspot.com/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: