Australians take cricket very seriously. On a recent jaunt to Melbourne I was wandering about in the MCG (The Melbourne Cricket Ground) and this picture shows how obsessed Aussies are about playing on the perfect grass.
This massive framework supports huge sun lamps which can be positioned to ensure that those parts of the ground that get more shade than the other sections receive adequate light for even growth.
The whole thing looked quite surreal and I did feel that perhaps the extreme attention paid to almost each blade of grass a trifle over the top.
As Australia recently suffered its worst defeat in a test match in all of cricket history I also wonder if this attention to the grounds has done any good at all. Sigh.
Anyway…the picture looked cool.