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MEDIA MONITOR: CPL cricket maths matter, mea culpa, ad nausea and missing Machel

People living in glass houses, we have heard over and over, have to careful bout pelting stone. As a long-time Wired868 contributor, I have made it a major mission of mine to monitor the media’s many mistakes. And my parents, teachers and multiple mentors—God rest all their souls—have made me …

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Media monitor: An off-Monday for voice, vision and print? You’re kidding!

Jinks. India’s Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane’s all-formats skipper, has often called him by that nickname in post-match interviews. But since he has made a splash or two in the Indian Premier League and occasionally been a stand-out performer for the Indians over the last few years, Kohli’s handful of familiar …

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Media Monitor: Requiem for the daily departed; Express, Guardian, TV6 flounder in cricket coverage

We have been asked to announce the death of cricket reportage. In this post-Tony-Cozier age of e-literacy when T20 has shifted the focus squarely onto entertainment, its final passing, long in coming, will probably go largely unremarked and certainly unlamented. The only ones crying will be those media owners who …

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Media Monitor: Pitchoil on WI embers (Pt 2); Holder on high horse as Windies walloped again

Unlike his top batsmen, West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder appears to be quite upbeat; he’s feeling pretty good about himself, it seems. Not without reason, it has to be said. Tuesday’s Trinidad Express reports on Page 59 that he is “into bowlers’ top 10, third among all-rounders.” And twinned with …

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Media Monitor: Does moving T’dad Express editorial finger find sport nothing to write home about?

Yesterday’s Express leader, headlined “Victory for all,” purports to be a celebration of the recapture of the CPL title by the Trinbago Knight Riders on Sunday evening. However, if editorials can be viewed as the equivalent of Test matches, I submit, then this one was a T20-type effort, a brief, …

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