Indian cricket fans in the United States are a rather unlucky lot. They can only watch live cricket in the West Indies at a normal time, or maybe matches in Australia and NZ, and the odd day-nighter in England. Yet, we read about some who are mad enough to sit up late at night to catch the Indian team playing in India, or wake up early to catch them in South Africa or England.
I'm an India supporter in India, and here's an estimated story of the average cricket fan in India. He will sit up really late to catch matches in Africa, and the madder they get, there's a chance of them watching a whole match in the West Indies. Once matches in those islands become day-nighters, the really, really mad ones would even lose all eight hours of sleep to watch them. Catching a few in Australia is no big deal, since we only have to get up a little earlier, unless some of us want the studio talk as well. Mad cricket fans who don't just support India may watch everything, but they're rare to find.
As for me, I'd just catch the matches I can get to watch at a good time, which often leaves out matches in the Caribbean, or night innings in South Africa. I don't want to lose sleep (or wake up my family and neighbours) with a cricket match. Besides, I'm a professional first. Not a cricket fan. Matches just come and go for me, but work counts.
What about all of you here? Would you stay up late for a match? Or rise at an odd hour? Would you just do it for your team? Or every other? Vote and tell us your story.