Sunday, April 17, 2005

Tales of woe

Like a congregation of travellers at a remote outpost, we exchange news of cricket happenings and take relish in the telling of tales of woe. Amit had his moment before Kanpur, when it took him five hours to acquire his press pass before illness took hold and left him unable to attend the game. I had mine yesterday when I ran from hotel to stadium (half-hour away) after finding out that the local liaison man had locked his office and was untraceable. So journalists scampered far away for passes that should have been ready a while ago. Though this was an extrreme case, the delays and running around happens at practically every venue. It's maddening and part of the gig, but no one knows why.

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