Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Even though in the Idea cup opener the Sri Lanka easily beat Bangladesh, their captain Kumar Sangakkara was a livid man.
The dew on the outfield had caused much of the heartburn for the skipper, who would have almost realized that winning the toss automatically and blindly constituted for fielding first. And then, with the magnitude of dew falling down, it wouldn’t be too difficult chasing down the target the opposition sets. Any target that the opposition sets!
In the post-match presentation, Sangakkara said, “I have seen dew before, but never like this. I wouldn’t want to field in conditions like this, my bowlers wouldn’t want to bowl in these conditions. The difference is, literally, day and night.”
He also added to good measure, and underlined the crux of the problem, “Talks are on, everybody has to like the idea, including the TV network.” Yes, in the end, it is the broadcaster who decides on the timing in order to optimize the revenues. And if they think that the late start is the way to go about it, not too many can do much about it!
Sadly for the bowlers, life continues to get miserable.