The game of cricket, played by both lanky and overweight men around the world has been ‘slightly taken aback’ with a gentle and nonchalant step to the left by the recent classification of the sport as a pastime. David Weston, leader of the International Cricket Council commented that although he was ‘disappointed’ with the news, he was not wholly surprised . ‘There have been a number of complaints recently from non-cricketers and spectators alike who have finally noticed that for most of the time cricket consists of a lot of men standing around and waiting for something to happen’ he commented mildly. ‘Someone has noticed, I suppose, that at best, only a handful of the twenty two members of the teams are actually doing something at any one time’. Weston went on to admit that the idea of the games often taking several days to complete can make the game seem less ‘dynamic’ for spectators; however, he then explained that ‘at least we get lunch and tea. What other sport can offer that? Scone anyone?’
Cricket officially reclassified as a 'pastime'.
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